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Shanghai metro crash sparks public fury

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Shanghai metro crash sparks public fury


Two underground trains have collided in Shanghai, injuring at least 200 people. The accident happened in China’s most populated city on Tuesday afternoon when one train ran into the back of the other.

Passengers had to walk through the dark tunnels in order to make their way out. Though no one died, ambulances rushed several injured people to hospital, after they were helped to the surface by emergency workers.

The crash occurred whilst trains running in Shanghai’s metro system were being manually directed on the telephone, after an earlier system failure.

Chinese people posted furious messages on the internet, expressing their disgust with this latest incident in a country where the technology is finding it hard to keep up with the demands on the transport infrastructure.

Two months ago, another collision in Wenzhou in eastern China killed 40 people, prompting serious questions about the country’s rail safety.

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