Train derails in Hualien County

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-06-22
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Several wagons of a passenger train derailed near Ruisui in Hualien 6763602County Wednesday afternoon, resulting in at least two injured and in a cut of rail services along Taiwan’s east coast.

The last three carriages of the Tzu-Chiang Express train from Kaohsiung to Hualien left the rails at 2:49 p.m. in an area close to Fuyuan Junior High School, reports said.

Footage appeared online of two carriages lying on their side close to a cemetery in the countryside.

The two injured passengers, both women from China, had been traveling in the last wagon, reports said. Both were transferred to the Veterans General Hospital in Fenglin. One of them, aged 46, had injuries to her face and legs, but neither was in danger, doctors said.     [FULL  STORY]

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