Top priority of government is to protect people's life: Wen

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on Thursday that the government's top priority is to "protect people's life."

Flaws in railway signal system cause fatal crash

Design flaws in the railway signal equipment led to Saturday's fatal high-speed train collision near Wenzhou in Zhejiang province.

China train collision kills 38, 192 injured

The accident occurred at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday on a viaduct near the city of Wenzhou in Zhejiang when bullet train D301 rear-ended D3115. The first four cars of the moving train fell off the viaduct onto the ground below. The last two cars of the stalled train derailed.

Analysis

Lightning-triggered crash

The accident occurred after high-speed train D3115 was allegedly hit by lightning and lost drive, and then rear-ended by another bullet train D301.

The former train was running from the provincial capital Hangzhou to the southeastern city of Fuzhou, and the latter one traveled from Beijing to Fuzhou.

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