Shanghai Subway Collision Injures More Than 260

Public anger erupts over second train crash since July
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2011 8:48 AM CDT
Rescue workers walk out from the emergency exit of a train involved in a collision in Shanghai, China, on Tuesday Sept. 27, 2011.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – More than 260 people were injured today when two subway trains collided in central Shanghai, a government official says. Most of the wounds were bruises and bone fractures, and none were critical, Reuters reports, but one passenger says that “blood was everywhere."

The accident occurred after a signal failure, while staff were directing trains by phone. It has prompted a public outcry, seeing as it comes just two months after another, deadlier train crash in China. “Another accident—what a joke,” wrote one commenter on the country’s Sina Weibo website. “So much money has been spent, all they've built is crap.”

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