Dramatic videos captured the aftermath of the tragic Taiwan train crash that killed at least 51 people.
According to CNN, the train was a passenger train carrying 490 people. Dozens of people were injured in addition to the 51 deaths. CNN said the train was headed down the east side of Taiwan when a vehicle on a road above the railroad had a mishap of some kind. The construction truck “skidded down” the mountain, and the train hit it. The train is capable of going at 90 miles per hour. It hit the vehicle as it entered the tunnel, according to CNN.
Some people walked out of the train, but the driver was killed and more than 150 were injured. CNN reported that it was a tough terrain for rescues, especially because half of the train was still in the tunnel. The network said some passengers had to smash out windows with luggage to escape the derailed train.
Some videos showed people being rescued after the train derailed in a tunnel.
VIDEO: Rescuers on scene at deadly Taiwan train derailment.
Taiwan rescuers are scrambling to reach passengers trapped inside a train derailed inside a tunnel, as dozens of people are feared dead in the crash pic.twitter.com/w0uxd8SOxY
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) April 2, 2021
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Other Videos Showed the Aftermath of the Derailment
BREAKING: Death toll from Taiwan train crash rises to 48
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) April 2, 2021
Other videos emerged showing the scene. Some videos showed people on stretchers.
Dozens have been killed and over a hundred injured in a train crash and derailment in Hualien, Taiwan on Friday. The train is believed to have hit a crane truck that slid onto the track while working on a nearby hillside. https://t.co/0NhJpnzP6S pic.twitter.com/HtjdTBcUzW
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) April 2, 2021
NPR reported that the train was an express train.
“People just fell all over each other, on top of one another,” a woman who survived the crash told Reuters. “It was terrifying. There were whole families there.”
— DAILY SABAH (@DailySabah) April 2, 2021
NPR reported that the truck that slid down the mountain was operated by the railway. “At present it is suspected because the vehicle wasn’t braked …read more