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Families' anger after China train crash

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Families' anger after China train crash


Demonstrators in China are demanding answers after the country’s deadliest rail crash since 2008.

At least 39 people were killed at the weekend.

Victims’ relatives were among some 100 people who gathered outside the town hall in the city of Wenzhou to denounce the government’s handling of the disaster.

Efforts by the propaganda department to bar Chinese media from questioning official accounts of what happened have fuelled suspicion of a cover-up. It is still unclear exactly why two high-speed trains collided in eastern Zhejiang province.

A formal apology, a safety review, the dismissal of three officials and reports of compensation payments have not assuaged public anger. Nor have they eased concerns about the safety of China’s high-profile and fast-growing rail network.

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