Rapid Rail Horror on a Rainy Zhejiang Night

By staff reporters Yu Dawei, Yu Ning, Wang Xaioqing and Zhou Kaili in Wenzhou; Gu Yongqiang, Cao Haili and Cui Zheng in Beijing; and Wang Jiapeng and Liu Wei in Shenzhen

Wrinkled tickets for seats on train D3115, coach No. 16, are what's left of a terrifying night for Wang Hairu and her husband Cao Weidong, survivors of a bullet-train collision.

The couple and hundreds of other passengers were aboard the Beijing to Fuzhou train as it rolled slowly during a nighttime thunderstorm July 23. The train had recently left the station in Yongjia, and now passengers including Wang and Cao were preparing to disembark at the next stop – Wenzhou.

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