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

Passenger train carrying derails in Taiwan, killing at least 50

 

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

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

    1. @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.

    1. Unfortunately no, there s been a preceding deadly accident on the same line two years ago with about two dozens of deceased passengers due to human error.

    1. @President Tater Skin Man I miss orange man right now, at least the jokes we made about him were funny.

    2. Taiwanese jet fighters purchased from American junks arsenal are also falling from the sky a lot recently.

    1. @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 🙁

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

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

    1. Okey-dokey. I’ll be specific. Taiwan is a beautiful place full of wonderful people. We mourn with you, Taiwan. Except a couple grumpy western chauvinists *craving attention.* They’re just the usual useless asshats.

  4. 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

    1. 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.

  5. 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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