- uploaded: Jul 24, 2011
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A Bullet Train speeding it's passengers towards their destinations in Eastern China at speeds approaching 186 m.p.h., was struck by lightning earlier today.
The train lost power and came to a halt on an elevated track in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province.
Minutes later, another train, traveling at least 159 m.p.h., rear-ended the first, catapulting two carriages full of passengers over the side of the elevated track, where they dangled precariously for over 15 minutes before smashing to the muddy, rain soaked earth.
SCORES of bloody passengers have been pulled from the twisted wreckage, with at least 30 dead at this time.
SIX carriages in total were derailed.
One carriage came to rest, upended, against the bridge.
At least 200 have been been seriously injured.
There is an ongoing corruption scandal in China involving allegations of cut-corner Construction techniques employed in the building of the these, the latest and most modern Bullet Trains in the world.
The entire Bullet Train endeavor, with over $33 Billion spent and 10,000 miles of track laid, has been beset by problems and cost overruns since it's inception.