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Train derails in Taiwan; 51 dead

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Eldorado
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As of 7 p.m., the death toll from the train derailment had risen to 51, including the engineer, assistant engineer, one French national, and 49 Taiwanese passengers, while 146 were injured and are receiving treatment.

No passengers are believed to be still trapped in the train.

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The TRA stated that a crane truck that was improperly parked on a railway construction project is believed to have rolled down a slope and collided with the train, causing the derailment. Workers present at the project site were being questioned by investigators, CNA reported.

Taiwan News

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How horrible!  It sounds like a horrible accident rather than poor infrastructure or systemic negligence of safety regs.  So sad...  :cry:

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16 hours ago, and then said:

How horrible!  It sounds like a horrible accident rather than poor infrastructure or systemic negligence of safety regs.  So sad...  :cry:

Prosecutors in Taiwan on Saturday sought an arrest warrant for the owner of an unmanned truck that rolled onto a rail track and caused the country's worst train disaster in decades, killing 50 people and injuring 178.

NBC news

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A construction site manager whose lorry slid on to a railway track and led to Taiwan's worst train disaster in decades has expressed "deep regret".

Lee Yi-hsiang, 49, said he was "deeply remorseful" and wanted to give his "most sincere apologies".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-56632955

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