Taiwan charges lorry driver with negligent homicide over rail crash

Salvage workers in the aftermath of a train derailment in Hualien County, Taiwan, April 6. Prosecutors charge a lorry driver with negligent homicide for causing the crash and fleeing the scene. – EPA pic, April 16, 2021.

TAIWAN prosecutors charged a lorry driver with negligent homicide today over his role in the island’s worst rail disaster in decades, which left 49 dead and more than 200 injured.

The April 2 crash was caused by a railway maintenance lorry that slid down an embankment moments before a packed train came down the line in the eastern coastal city of Hualien.

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