Metro Accident

By Bryan • china • 9 Feb 2007

Photos via the Nanjing Grapevine. These photos were taken from the Ford Motor Company offices in the Sheraton Hotel, courtesy of Nanjing International Club member, Julie Baker. I’m to lazy to cart myself down there and take some shots for myself.

Apparently a gas line or another underground flammable was hit during Line Two Metro excavation on Hanzhong Li, causing a large explosion which destroyed that particular section of the metro, as well as the adjacent building. I was surprised to learn that one of my students apartment was destroyed during this fire. I was surprised at her ‘matter of fact’ tone when describing the loss of her apartment and possessions. For someone who had just suffered something like this (especially during Spring Festival!!) she appeared pretty up beat, even laughing slightly when referring to herself as a refugee.

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5 Responses

  1. angela

    yep, i may know which student you’re talking about. i was more shocked by the “fact” than she looked…

  2. Hello,Bryan.I’m here now and i’m Daisy in your class.I also flet a little surprise for the reaction of her.I did’t understand why she was so excited to be a refugee.Maybe she just like a child.I saw a newspaper taken from HongKong.And I konw why you always see different websites now.I couldn’t accept the content of the newspaper at all at the first sight.That may be because all the news i had seen were about the good aspect or the normal of China’s party.When i saw there were someone called the party mermbers to leave the party i was shocked very much.So many of us want to be a party mermber.I didn’t even think about there were someone who want to leave the party except the one who are deprived the right to be.

  3. Bryan

    Hi Daisy,

    Good to see you exploring other websites. Which Hong Kong newspaper did you read?

  4. I don’t konw how to interpretate the name of the newspaper,its chinese name is DaJiyuan

  5. Marsha Hehn

    Hello Bryan,
    Incredible photos but the explosion really made me sad. Living in Nanjing, and married to a Safety/Health/Environmental Mgr really makes me aware of the dangers of negilence here. Life is so valuable, but it does not seem that people are aware of the surroundings. I hope someone can learn from experiences and try to improve their existence. Thank you,

    Kind Regards,
    Marsha

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