Train crash kills 50 in one of Taiwan's worst transit tragedies

Fifty people died after a train collided with a truck on the track in Hualien County on Friday, April 2, resulting in Taiwan’s worst train tragedy in over 50 years. Over 200 people were injured as well. Among the victims were a father and his son and daughter who all died, while the mother survived. The truck was determined to have slid onto the track less than two minutes before the crash.
This tragedy comes after a train derailment in 2018 that killed 18 as well as a railyard accident that killed two workers this February, pointing to serious flaws with the national rail operator.


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