Apr 02, 2021
By Jeremy Logan
A train partially derailed in eastern Taiwan after being hit by an unmanned vehicle that had rolled down a hill.
The National Fire Service said 48 people died. More than 100 people were injured.
With the train still partly in a tunnel, survivors climbed out windows and walked along the train’s roof to reach safety.
Officials said it was the country’s deadliest railway disaster.
The crash occurred Friday, the first day of a long holiday weekend when many were hopping trains on Taiwan’s extensive rail system.
Taiwan’s president says emergency services are fully mobilized.
The train was carrying more than 400 people.