BEIJING - China's state news agency Xinhua has denied
widespread rumors that railway authorities tried to conceal evidence
by burying carriages damaged during a high-speed rail crash that killed
at least 40 people on July 23.
Citing an unnamed official with the Ministry of Railways, Xinhua said
late on Friday that "the problem of burying rail carriages and
'destroying evidence' does not exist during the handling of the whole of
The report said that only the damaged parts of some carriages were
buried at the site in order to facilitate clean-up and rescue
In China's worst rail accident since 2008, a high-speed train rammed
into the back of another in the eastern city of Wenzhou on July 23.