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High Speed Rail in China Derails, Killing at Least 35

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 24, 2011


China has developed rapidly, maybe too much so. Their high speed rails or HSR’s were supposed to define them but look what has happened.
A new high speed train has derailed killing at least 32. The word is that one train stalled after being struck by lightning and then another rear ended it. I would think that they would not allow tail gating for such massive hunks of steel.
One report here (mylaowai.com), and the chinese source and the Times…

2 Responses to “High Speed Rail in China Derails, Killing at Least 35”

  1. MyLaowai said

    “Their high speed rails or HSR’s were supposed to define them but look what has happened.”

    …and therefore, their new trains DO define them. And vice versa.

    • wtdevflnt said

      Spot on…..spot on…… but the good thing is that we in America had them build a bridge for us. Will be great to see how that works out….
      My question is. What, aside from 20 dollar hand love and trips to the Forbidden city, do all of these so called experts do while they are in China, before returning and touting how great this place and its tech is?

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