Cracks and yaks put Himalayan railway at risk – Jonathan Watts

From the Guardian:

The safety of passengers on the world’s highest – and newest – railway is threatened by cracks, yaks and shifting sands, the Chinese government admitted yesterday.

Less than a month after the opening of the line across the Himalayas to Tibet, it has become unstable in places because the foundations are sinking into the permafrost, Chinese railway ministry spokesman Wang Yongping told the Beijing News yesterday. [Full text]

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