Flaws in railway signal system lead to fatal collision: railway authorities

Design flaws in the railway signal equipment led to Saturday’s fatal high-speed train collision near Wenzhou in Zhejiang Province, the Shanghai Railway Bureau said on Thursday.

Having been struck by lightning, the signal system at Wenzhou South Railway Station failed to turn the green light into red, causing the rear-ending, said An Lusheng, head of the Shanghai Railway Bureau, at an investigation meeting held by the State Council in Wenzhou on Thursday.

The accident has left at least 39 people dead and 192 others injured.

Xinhua

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