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12 People Punished for Shanghai Subway Crash, Xinhua Says

October 06, 2011

(Updates with investigators’ finding in second paragraph.)

Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Twelve people responsible for an accident in the Shanghai subway on Sept. 27 were punished by the government, Xinhua News Agency said in a flashed headline today, without citing anybody.

Investigators found that train dispatchers sent wrong commands without following proper procedures, which caused the train crash, Xinhua said. Tang Zhihua, head of dispatch of the control center of Line 10 was dismissed, it said.

--Bloomberg News. Editor: Mohammed Hadi

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