Investigators on Tuesday blamed speeding for China’s worst train accident in a decade, a disaster that killed at least 70 people and injured more than 400.
The finding was announced by an investigation panel set up by China’s Cabinet, the State Council, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. It came just a little more than 24 hours after the two passenger trains collided in Shandong province in eastern China.
The investigation found one of the trains was traveling at 81 miles per hour before the accident, far over the section’s speed limit of 50 mph, Xinhua said.
Read also Overspeeding blamed for deadly train collision in east China from Xinhua, and Setback for China’s expanding railway from BBC News.