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Train accidents kill two people in central and southern Taiwan

Train accidents kill two people in central and southern Taiwan

Taipei, June 20 (CNA)
Northbound trains hit pedestrians at rail crossings in Taichung and Tainan on Saturday, killing two people and delaying 37 trains on Dragon Boat Festival day. The first accident happened at 8:43 a.m. in the Taichung area between Chenggong Station and Xinwuri Station, causing delays to 27 trains that affected 10,470 passengers, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said.
The TRA restored operations to normal at 11:09 a.m. The second accident occurred at 3:11 p.m. north of Yongkang Station, causing delays to 10 trains that affected some 3,200 passengers, the TRA said. The pedestrian who was hit in the Tainan accident, a homeless man in his 60s, was killed on the spot.
Rail services resumed to normal at 3:55 p.m. The accidents occurred during a peak time for train travel, coming in the middle of a three-day holiday weekend for the Dragon Boat Festival that began Friday.
(By Chen Wei-ting and Kuo Chung-han)


Updated : 2021-09-19 13:44 GMT+08:00