Passenger train carrying derails in Taiwan, killing at least 50

Passenger train carrying derails in Taiwan, killing at least 50 1


A busy passenger train carrying 490 people has derailed in a tunnel in eastern Taiwan, killing at least 50 and injuring dozens more, authorities said.
The eight car train, traveling to Taitung, came off the rails in a tunnel just north of Hualien Friday morning, causing several carriages to hit the wall of the tunnel, the government-run Central News Agency (CNA) reported, citing the fire department.
The train driver was among the dead, the fire department told the government's executive office, and at least 69 survivors were being treated in several hospitals in the surrounding Hualien County.
Some of the dead are still awaiting identification, the government added Friday, but authorities believe that everyone trapped within the train's heavily damaged carriages have been removed. Officials said a French citizen was killed in the crash, while two Japanese citizens and a citizen of Macau were among those injured.
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45 Comments on "Passenger train carrying derails in Taiwan, killing at least 50"

  1. Dennis Morris | April 2, 2021 at 4:45 PM | Reply

    Very sad news, condolences to the families involved. May rescue efforts save those surviving.

    • Jive-ass Turkey | April 2, 2021 at 7:57 PM | Reply

      @Mike Barbas will Ripley is standing in front of a green screen pretending to be in China. The tell-lie-vison is full of lies. There is no law that says the tell-lie-vison must tell you the truth. Please don’t be so gullible.

    • President Tater Skin | April 2, 2021 at 8:05 PM | Reply

      @Mike Barbas I believe Drew P Balzak is Manchelle Obama.

    • Sharon Rene' Davenport | April 2, 2021 at 8:13 PM | Reply

      @canadian aviator
      You Need a To STFU 🤐 !!
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    • @President Tater Skin Alex Jones wants his gimmick back.

  2. May the dead RIP – it’s rare to see train derails in Taiwan 🙏

  3. YoungBloodGinger | April 2, 2021 at 4:49 PM | Reply

    Accidents can happen at any time. Cherish your loved ones

  4. George Washington | April 2, 2021 at 4:49 PM | Reply

    Just another day in the 2020s. Rest In Peace

    • Fork and plate | April 2, 2021 at 5:11 PM | Reply

      No. It’s just another day. Some are born and some perish. Stop living in 2020.

    • Right because there was never a train accident in the 20th century

    • @George Washington It’s 2021, not 2020, n show some darn compassion for their children, siblings, parents etc. I’ve lost my son, u never get over it 🙁 💔

  5. That’s sad. My condolences to their families 🙏❤️

  6. Jennie Kreiner | April 2, 2021 at 4:50 PM | Reply

    This is heartbreaking 💔😢

  7. Make Racists Afraid Again | April 2, 2021 at 4:58 PM | Reply

    Difficult to imagine the violence of the collision. How do you get to the victims in a tunnel? Nightmarish.

  8. Sad was thinking 2021 would be a better year compared to 2020. But it’s turning out to be nightmare just like last yeae

  9. david barker | April 2, 2021 at 5:04 PM | Reply

    Holiday long weekend. Everyone going to their hometown for the weekend.

  10. Donald Stanfield | April 2, 2021 at 5:14 PM | Reply

    Peace to all affected ❤🙏

  11. Immortal Asirpa | April 2, 2021 at 5:22 PM | Reply

    A beautiful place full of wonderful people. We mourn with you, Taiwan.

  12. Katrina Dixon | April 2, 2021 at 5:26 PM | Reply


  13. 感謝大家為台灣受難民眾加油打氣

  14. Devistating! My heat goes out to everyone involved. 💔💔💔

  15. 💔💗💔

  16. The most amazing part about this new story is that only 10 people died in Taiwan from covid yet 50 people died in one accident… 30 plus people died from covid in my city of less than a million people yesterday

    • That’s because those who died were probably written off with pre-existing conditions instead of covid-19 as the cause of death. Taiwan is not being truthful about their numbers.

  17. Johnny Drama | April 2, 2021 at 7:17 PM | Reply

    May they rest in peace. 🙏🏻

  18. God bless the people of Taiwan. RIP

  19. Hope it stays at 50. Each life is precious. RIP those lost

  20. My sincerest condolences to the families who have lost loved ones. Praying for you all…May God bless your families and comfort you in these difficult circumstances.

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