Train derailed by truck in Taiwan, driver dead

Updated: 2012-01-17 13:39


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TAIPEI - A passenger train collided with a truck which carried sandstone and intruded into the rail track in the northern part of Taiwan Tuesday morning. The train's driver died from wounds.

The collision occurred in Taoyuan county when the train was coming from central Changhwa county to eastern Hualien county at a speed of 130 kilometers per hour in the island.

The locomotive was derailed and the driver was taken to hospital but died. More than 20 train passengers were slightly injured. The truck's driver was missing.