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    Looks like a typical China style cover-up is well in place

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    The workers dug a hole about four to five meters deep and about 20 meters wide. At around 7:30 a.m., one of the loading shovels began to crush the front car. The train driver's seat containing various equipment was destroyed and what remained of the train car was buried in the hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit:
    Looks like a typical China style cover-up is well in place

    asahi.com



    So it is not only doctors who bury their mistakes...

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    Appears that they were in such a hurry that they stopped looking for survivors.

    At 4am Sunday, state media reported that no sign of life had been detected in the wreckage any more and rescue works had stopped at 2am. Alas, at 5am, one survivor was found. Later at 7am, state media once again reported that they were sure no survivors remain in the wreckage, and cranes began to move the fallen carriages around, as well as topple the one standing carriage (we know what happened when they did that). Much later in the day at 17:20, another survivor was found.
    Latest on the Wenzhou high-speed rail collision (constantly updated!) - Shanghaiist

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    Quote Originally Posted by drumbrake:
    Appears that they were in such a hurry that they stopped looking for survivors.
    Does anyone of you actually see the people that are supposingly there in the video?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drumbrake:
    Appears that they were in such a hurry that they stopped looking for survivors.
    Goddamn. It is as if the authorities are determined to prove every China-basher correct about every conspiracy theory ever held about China. Looking beyond the sheer idiocy of the accident itself and the fubar that led to it, you have the authorities stopping the search for survivors while there are clearly many still trapped in the cars, knocking the cars (full of bodies and, probably, living survivors) off the overpasses. The video Shanghaiist links to shows at least three almost-survivors getting killed by these morons. They then crush and bury the evidence (and who knows what is in those cars). Finally, we have the fact that a good two days after the incident, the authorities still haven't released any names of victims. Ah yes, how can China be stopped when it guided by the all-knowing wizards of the CCP? The World trembles.

    Funny, I didn't see Hu Jintao out there, or even Wen Jiabo. Guess they figured it wouldn't be a very good photo op.

    The only person who looks good in this is the brakeman of the train, who died at his post, desperately trying to stop the collision.
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    Oh boy:

    Their maximum speed is set at between 200-275 kph to ensure safety. China, however, started commercial operations at a maximum 350 kph on some routes.
    Source: China's train accident unthinkable here: expert | The Japan Times Online

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freetrader:
    The video Shanghaiist links to shows at least three almost-survivors getting killed by these morons.

    Even I struggle to believe this. Can you link this video or identify which number on that website it is posted under.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raccon:
    Does anyone of you actually see the people that are supposingly there in the video?
    Look at the timings at the bottom. The video has been edited and the times listed with bodies removed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flat Hunter:
    Look at the timings at the bottom. The video has been edited and the times listed with bodies removed.
    Thanks, i was already wondering if there is something wrong with my eyes.

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