China Orders Media To Report Deadly Train Crash As A Time Of Love And Unity
t. More than 43 are dead after two bullet trains collided in the south of China. The media is instructed:
Chinese officials have instructed the media not to sensationalise the accident, and fresh instructions sent to reporters yesterday said: “Do not report the accident too frequently. Report moving stories about people donating blood or taxi drivers not taking fares from victims. Do not investigate the cause of the accident.”
The instructions added: “The name of the Wenzhou accident will be ‘The 23 July Wenzhou Line Railway Accident’. From now on, use the headline: ‘Great Love in the Face of Great Tragedy’. On television, provide the relevant information, but be careful of the music used.”
Here’s some footage of bodies falling from the wreckage. Is that an acciddent – or a lack of care?