No injuries as incident happened before passengers were allowed to board
By Matthew Strong,Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A train derailed near Taitung Tuesday morning, but nobody
was reported injured as the incident happened before passengers boarded.
Nevertheless, the accident caused delays for several other trains, affecting 860 passengers while workers did their utmost to clear the tracks by 6:30 p.m., the Taiwan Railways Administration said.
The Chu-Kuang Express train No.704 was preparing to set out from Taitung to New Zuoying in Kaohsiung City and was being maneuvered on a track used to wash trains when a wagon left the rails, reports said. As a result, the main route into and out of the train depot in Taitung was blocked.
Nobody was injured in the accident, which happened around 12:17 p.m., but it would take more than six hours to clear the scene, the TRA said. [FULL STORY]