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China train crash kills 35


Questions were being asked on Sunday about the safety of China’s fast growing high-speed rail network following a train crash that killed 35 people.

Officials say more than 210 others were injured when a high-speed service slammed into a stalled bullet train near the city of Wenzhou in southeastern China. Two foreigners are among the dead.

Several carriages derailed and careered off a bridge following the high speed collision in Zhejiang province, which happened when one of the trains stopped due to a lightning strike.

The Chinese government has invested billions of euros in new high-speed rail networks. But earlier this year, officials reduced the maximum speed limit for bullet trains amid allegations the technology that allows them to go faster was flawed.

Several people were arrested on corruption charges relating to the construction of the high-speed network.

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