By: S.F. Wang, C.C. Kuo and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, Nov. 11 (CNA) Three separate railway accidents involving Tze-Chiang (自強號) express trains occurred in Taiwan in a single day on Wednesday, resulting in two deaths, according to the Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA).
In Pingtung in southern Taiwan, a man was fatally struck by a train as he tried to cross the tracks on a section of the railway between two stations, the TRA said.
The train service on that line was suspended for 64 minutes due to the accident, which affected some 1,660 passengers, the TRA said.
A similar accident occurred later in the day in Tainan, also in southern Taiwan, when a Tze-Chiang train hit a pedestrian who was trying to cross a railway line. The pedestrian died on the spot. Service on the line was halted for 33 minutes, which affected about 7,000 people because it was just after school and work hours. [FULL STORY]