Thursday, July 28, 2011

"Quote" of the day...

"To be and not to be, that is a miracle..."
"I believe therefore I am..."
                                                                          -- Great philosophers in the Chinese Railway Ministry

Some background information:

On 23 July 2011, two high-speed trains collided and derailed in the Lucheng District of Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. The trains were on the Ningbo–Taizhou–Wenzhou railway line when the incident occurred. State-run Chinese media have confirmed 39 deaths, and at least 192 people were hospitalised, including 12 who were severely injured (see here and here).

When a spokesman of the Ministry of Railways was asked about the rescue of a two-year old girl from the about-to-bury wreckage, he said, " was a miracle...". Later when was asked why Wenzhou trains were instantly buried, he said the following, "...during the emergency rescue operations, the area was very complex, and there was a marsh below, so it was very difficult to do our best job. We also had to deal with all the other train cars, so (the earth-moving equipment operator) buried the front car below, covering it with earth, and it was mainly just a case of dealing with the emergency. This was the explanation he was offered. Whether you believe it or not, I certainly do..."

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