Train crash protests in China

CHINA, July 26 (– Angry residents protest the handling of the train crash near China’s Wenzhou. Julie Noce, reports.

Chinese protesters clashed with police and government officials in Zhejiang province Monday over the handling of a deadly train crash over the weekend.

39 people were killed when two high speed trains collided Saturday night after an apparent power outage disrupted the electronic safety system of one of the trains.

More than 100 people gathered in front of a town hall building to demand answers.

Local media say the government has started paying paying compensation to the victims’ families– the first of which reportedly accepted more than 77-thousand US dollars.

Saturday’s crash was China’s deadliest since 2008.

World wide attention to the crash has called into question whether China’s high speed train equipment exports will be affected.

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