“…During the emergency rescue operations, the area was very complex, and there was a marsh below, so it was very difficult to do our best job. We also had to deal with all the other train cars, so (the earth-moving equipment operator) buried the front car below, covering it with earth, and it was mainly just a case of dealing with the emergency. This was the explanation he offered. Whether you believe it or not, I certainly do.
The public and commentators alike have had a field day criticizing the official handling of the Wenzhou high-speed rail disaster, including accusations of authorities engaging in a cover up to obfuscate the true causes of the train crash. Video of the press conference available here (in Chinese).