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Seven charged with negligent homicide in Taiwan train derailment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The driver of a truck, an undocumented worker from Vietnam, and five others were charged with negligent homicide Friday (April 16) for the deaths of 49 people in the April...

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 ...

Undocumented migrant worker spotted in truck that caused Taiwan train crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Vietnamese migrant worker who had been missing for five years was arrested Wednesday (April 7) after surveillance camera footage revealed he was sitting in the crane tru...

Last car from wrecked Taiwan train removed from tunnel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The eighth and final car from the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) train that suffered a derailment after colliding with a construction vehicle was finally extricated ...

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 ...

Singer-actress Barbra Streisand expresses sympathy with Taiwan train crash victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Academy Award-winning actress and singer Barbra Streisand tweeted her sympathy with the victims of the April 2 Hualien train derailment Tuesday (April 6). A total of 50...

Donation methods to victims of the eastern Taiwan train derailment announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the aftermath of the deadly Hualien train derailment, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) posted a number of ways members of the public can donate to the victims ...

Workers remove more wreckage from deadly Taiwan train crash

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Workers removed more train wreckage from Taiwan's deadliest railway disaster in decades before an initial report on the investigation into the crash is expected later Tuesday. ...

Blogger HandKevinSome dies in eastern Taiwan train derailment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A young blogger on Monday (April 5) was confirmed to be among those who perished in the deadly train derailment that took place at the start of the Tomb Sweeping Festival ...

Husband saved wife in Taiwan train accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The wife of a victim of Friday’s (April 2) train derailment said on Saturday that her husband saved her life but was unable to save his own. The body of Lee Chia-...

Taiwan train derailment victim mistakenly blamed for accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A victim of the train derailment accident surnamed Yeh (葉) on Monday (April 5) cried foul at media allegations he was responsible for the fatal accident. On Friday (Apr...

Dalai Lama offers condolences to Taiwan after tragic train accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office on Sunday (April 4) confirmed it had received a letter from the Dalai Lama expressing condolences after the train accident on Friday (April 2), Tai...

Damaged Taiwan railway to reopen as soon as April 20: TRA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The section of railway damaged in the recent train accident in Hualien County may reopen as soon as April 20, according to Newtalk. The devastating wreck occurred Frida...

Truck driver involved in Taiwan train derailment forged construction photos in 2015

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The driver of a crane truck believed to have caused the tragic train accident in eastern Taiwan on Friday (April 2) tried to forge photos in a construction report in 2015,...

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&...