Weibo Live-China 7•23 rail crash: The first post on rail crash

The first news about derailment accident is not reported by traditional medias, either large portals, but a Weibo users, named “袁小芫”. She studied in Shanghai, and came back to Fujian by train on her summer vacation.

At 20:38, July 23, she wrote a post that “D301 had an accident in Wenzhou, a sudden emergency cut-off, twice strongly impact, and all the power outage. I am in the last carriage.”

Source: Sina Weibo

Translated and edited by Ma Xin

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