More tragic news.3:53 pm - 07/23/2011
Beijing (CNN) -- A high-speed bullet train collision in eastern China's Zhejiang province Saturday left 16 people dead and dozens injured, state-run news agency Xinhua reported.
Witnesses told China National Radio that a bullet train stopped on the tracks because of a power outage from a lightning strike.
Another bullet train traveling in the same direction rammed into the first train from behind and caused two of its cars to fall from an elevated bridge, the radio report said.
A rescue operation was under way. Some passengers told the radio network they had to smash windows and crawl out of the cars.
State media also reported at least 133 people had been rescued, but officials said some cars were severely twisted and it was hard to know how many people were still trapped inside.
The struck train was carrying 1,300 to 1,400 passengers, officials said.(news and image source)
UPDATE: Death toll has risen to 32.
"State media also reported 191 people were injured, but officials said some cars were severely twisted and it was hard to know how many people were still trapped inside."
UPDATE: Death toll now 33.