By Alex Zang article China’s rail network has suffered a massive train crash that killed at least 50 people and left at least 5,000 injured on Sunday.
Authorities said the crash occurred in the city of Wuhan on Sunday evening, when a passenger train suddenly derailed and rolled over, killing dozens and injuring hundreds.
According to China’s State Administration of Press, Radio, Film and Television, the train was travelling from Wuhong to Shanghai, when it struck a tree at an intersection.
Authorities have not released the identity of the train driver.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation, and officials have not provided further details.
The government has launched an investigation into the accident and has set up a task force to identify the causes of the crash.
Authorities have also launched a taskforce to examine the cause of a similar accident that occurred on March 16.
The National Transportation Safety Board, the country’s top transportation authority, said the cause for the accident was a broken brake system, which was installed in 2013.
“We have identified the exact reason of the collision and we are trying to find out the cause and fix it as soon as possible,” the agency said in a statement.
The CN Tower is seen in the background.