By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
A Juguang Express train on its way from Taitung up the east coast with Changhua as its final destination saw its second to seventh carriages derail on the stretch between Tungchu and Fuli shortly after noon, officials said.
Nobody was injured, and the accident could have been caused by the heat, according to reports. Taiwan’s Southeast has registered temperatures of more than 38 degrees over the past few weeks.
Because 250 meters of track were damaged and the site of the accident was in a remote area, with only fields and ditches nearby, repair work was difficult, and service would not return to normal until Sunday morning at five, the TRA said. [FULL STORY]