4 dead, 2 missing in China aluminum ore train derailment

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say four people are dead and two more missing after a train carrying aluminum ore derailed in a central province, the latest in a series of industrial accidents to s...

Boy awakens from coma 4 months after deadly train crash in Yilan, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A seven year old boy, who was a victim of the devastating Puyuma train crash that occurred on Oct. 21, 2018, awoke from a four month long coma earlier this week. When t...

Taiwan transport ministry seeks punishment for 3 ex-railway chiefs

The three former heads of the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) might face administrative punishment ranging from a minor demerit to a major demerit in the wake of the deadly derailment of a Puyuma...

Taiwan's Puyuma and Taroko trains purchased illegally: NPP leader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the wake of the deadly Yilan train derailment in October, New Power Party (NPP) Executive Chairman Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) yesterday claimed that the Taiwan Railways Administr...

Taiwan Puyuma train derailment caused by management, troubleshooting errors: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The taskforce commissioned by the Executive Yuan into the Puyama Express derailment submitted their report on Nov. 26, finding a host of mechanical problems and poor admin...

Japanese manufacturer to fix design flaw in Taiwan Puyuma trains by November 11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Japanese manufacturer of the Puyuma Express trains has promised the government it will correct a design flaw by November 11, with testing and certification expected to...

Family who lost 8 to deadly derailment in NE Taiwan consoles driver

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The train driver of the Puyuma Express train No. 6432 which derailed in Taiwan's Yilan County on Oct. 21, was consoled by a family who lost eight of their relatives yesterd...

Driver behind deadly derailment in NE Taiwan attends memorial service, kowtows, cries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The train driver in charge of the deadly derailment of Puyuma Express train No. 6432 in Taiwan's Yilan County on Oct. 21, today attended a memorial service held in Taitung ...

Puyuma Express driver worked 17-hour shift days before deadly derailment in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Labor (MOL) today announced that an investigation into the schedule of the driver behind the deadly derailment of a Puyuma Express train in Taiwan's Yilan C...

Grief on seventh day after Taiwan train derailment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The anguish was overpowering for some of the grieving families of the 18 people who died as a result of the Oct. 21 train derailment in Yilan, on Saturday, the seventh day...

Taiwan to dish out subsidies to boost tourism in four municipalities after train derailment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau will announce on October 29 the details of a subsidy program to encourage travel to Hualien, Taitung, Pingtung counties, and Kaohsiung City i...

Children of driver behind deadly Taiwan derailment apologize on his behalf

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- At a press conference today, originally scheduled to enable the driver behind the deadly derailment of a Puyuma Express train to speak, he dropped out at the last minute on the...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Anti-India protesters in Kashmir take cover behind a tin sheet during clashes with security forces following the killings of two rebels and a civilian. In other images from the Asia-...

Full 43-minute transcript of call by driver before deadly Taiwan derailment released

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The full 43-minute transcript of the calls made by the driver of the ill-fated Puyuma Express before its deadly derailment in Taiwan's Yilan County has been posted online b...

Head of TRA resigns over deadly derailment in Taiwan's Yilan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Sunday's (Oct. 21) deadly derailment of a Puyuma Express train that claimed the lives of 18 and injured 210 in Taiwan's Yilan County, the issuing of false stateme...