Topic: Taiwan prosecutors probe train crash that killed 51
Prosecutors in Taiwan said Saturday they questioned the owner of an unmanned truck that rolled onto a rail track and caused the country's worst train disaster in decades that killed 51 people and injured 146, though no charges have been filed.
The train was carrying 494 people at the start of a long holiday weekend on Friday when it smashed into the construction truck that slid down สล็อตออนไลน์ a hillside above the tracks, the Taiwan Railways Administration said. Many passengers were crushed just before the train entered a tunnel, while some survivors were forced to climb out of windows and walk along the train's roof to safety.
The truck's emergency brake was not properly engaged, according to the government's disaster relief center.
The district prosecutor's office in eastern Hualien County, where the train derailed, confirmed it had interviewed the truck owner, among others, but was not ready to file charges. Prosecutorial staff were visiting a mortuary Saturday to examine the bodies, office spokeswoman Chou Fang-yi said.
President Tsai Ing-wen was due to visit the site later Saturday.
"We have asked the Transportation Safety Committee to conduct a strict investigation of the accident, and after fully clarifying the cause of the accident, we will explain it to everyone," Tsai told reporters Friday.