The island’s railway police said on Friday that at least 48 people were killed in a railway accident near Hualien, a small town in eastern Taiwan.
According to sources, the Taiwan News Agency quoted CNA,and also 118 people were hospitalized due to injuries of varying degreesAnd added that no one was trapped in the crashed vehicle.
The train is passing through the Daqingshui Tunnel There are about 350 passengers on the plane The moment the accident happened, it happened around 09:28 local time (02:28 Spanish time).
The preliminary conclusion of the Taiwan Railway Administration is that the wrecked train derailed at the entrance of the aforementioned tunnel. Collided with an improperly parked maintenance vehicle Beside the track.
As a result of this incident, several trucks collided with the tunnel wall and some of them were trapped inside.
This train carries 350 passengers between Taipei and Taitung, many of whom are already tourists. Today is a holiday in Taiwan, the beginning of the long weekend of the Ching Ming holidayThis is the “day of all souls”. Taiwanese go to the cemetery to commemorate their dead, make offerings and clean the graves.
With preliminary figures, this sinister Has become one of the country’s biggest railway disasters in decades. It has surpassed the occurrence of the accident, which caused 18 deaths and 175 injuries in the derailment of the northeastern region of the country in 2019, and 81 deaths in the crash in 1981.