Train accidents kill two people in central and southern Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/06/20
By: Chen Wei-ting and Kuo Chung-han

Taipei, June 20 (CNA) Northbound trains hit pedestrians at rail crossings in Taichung and Tainan on

Photo courtesy of the TRA Yongkang Station

Photo courtesy of the TRA Yongkang Station

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.     [FULL  STORY]

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