On Friday, 48 people died in the derailment of a train in Hualin County, Taiwan. Officials have said that the track on which the fatal accident took place, will take seven days to recover. According to the report of Taiwan News, at nine in the morning (local time), the train 4040 Tarko going from Shulin, New Taipei to Taitun (TRA) suddenly fell into disrepair. The train had eight coaches and carried more than 350 passengers.
According to the TRA, a construction vehicle allegedly rolled down a slope and crashed into the train, derailing it. Several boxes were badly damaged, five of which were trapped inside the Dakingshui tunnel. As of Friday afternoon, 16 trains and 6,398 passengers were affected by the disaster.
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