Taiwan train crash: new footage released as experts piece together last moments

Taiwan train crash: new footage released as experts piece together last momentsApril 7, 2021

Train hit vehicle at more than 120km/h, about a minute after the truck rolled onto the tracks, crash experts say

The runaway truck that caused Taiwan’s worst rail disaster in decades slid onto the train tracks just over a minute before an express train came through at more than 120km/h, investigators have said, as newly released footage revealed the drivers’ attempts to brake.

At least 50 people were killed and around 200 injured on Friday last week when the eight-car train hit a construction vehicle that had rolled down an embankment, derailing the carriages as they entered a stretch of tunnel just outside the east coast city of Hualien.

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