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Death toll in Taiwan train derailment revised down to 49

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hualien police said on Sunday (April 11) they had overcounted the death toll of the April 2 derailment accident due to complexity and are now revising the number down ...

Video shows Taiwan train driver had only 7 seconds to stop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four days after the deadly Hualien train derailment, a video was released showing that the locomotive's driver had a mere seven seconds to try to halt the train after ...

Evidence shows ill-fated Taiwanese train pushes front part of service vehicle into tunnel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Evidence obtained by the Taiwan Transportation Safety Board (TTSB) revealed that the Taiwan Railway Taroko Express train derailment accident on April 2, which was caused b...

2 Americans dead after Taiwan train derailment

Update: April 6 at 3 p.m. The TRA confirmed Tuesday morning that the second American woman is among the dead. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One American is dead and another missing after Friday&...

(Update) Reported death toll in Taiwan train derailment is 50

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The death toll in the train derailment near a tunnel in Hualien County was given as 50 after the last passengers trapped inside were rescued, the Taiwan Railways Administr...

Taiwanese bodybuilding champion encourages elderly to take up weight training

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 65-year-old two-time bodybuilding champion will use his retirement to pitch the benefits of weight-training to elderly people. Lee Pao-kang (李寶康), who sports gray hai...

Suspected Chinese missile found on N. Taiwan beach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 2.4-meter-long metal object discovered at Yongzhen Seaside Park in Taiwan's Yilan County on Tuesday (June 16) is thought to be an empty missile shell used by the Chi...

Cause of Taiwan Black Hawk crash revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Human error and environmental factors caused the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter in Taiwan last month that killed eight military officers including Chief of the General S...

Taiwan's military reportedly riled over flight recorder leak in Black Hawk crash investigation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s military is reportedly upset about the leak of flight recorder data from the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter that crashed on Jan. 2, killing eight military off...

Weather, mechanical problems nearly ruled out as causes of Taiwan helicopter crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mechanical failure and turbulence can be 80 percent ruled out as causes of the Black Hawk helicopter crash which killed eight senior military officers, reports said Saturd...

Maintenance report reveals problems on Yilan bridge 3 years ago

A bridge in Yilan that collapsed Tuesday, killing at least five people, was found three years ago to have damaged expansion joints, according to a maintenance report released Wednesday by the transpor...