48 killed, over 100 injured
Taipei: A train was partially derailed on Friday in eastern Taiwan after it collided with an unmarked vehicle that had fallen off a cliff. The crash killed 48 people and injured several others. As some of the train bogies remained in the tunnel, the passengers got out of the windows and climbed onto the train and walked outside. The accident happened near the Toroko Valley, which is known for its natural beauty.
More than a hundred passengers were injured in what is considered to be the worst accident in Taiwan’s history. The National Fire Service said about 400 passengers were on board the train. The accident happened when a truck belonging to Taiwan Railways, which was parked on a hill, slipped on the tracks, a railway official said. He said no one was in the truck at the time. He said some bogies remained in the tunnel when the incident happened as the train was coming out of the tunnel.