Taiwan train crash: truck driver expresses ‘deep remorse’ over disaster

Taiwan train crash: truck driver expresses ‘deep remorse’ over disaster

The Guardian

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Maintenance worker issues tearful apology as investigations continue into what caused vehicle to slide down embankment

A maintenance worker whose runaway truck sparked Taiwan’s worst rail disaster in recent decades made a tearful apology on Sunday as investigators said the train driver had little time to react to the collision.

At least 50 people were killed and more than 200 were injured in Friday’s crash, which sent a packed eight-carriage train hurtling into the sides of a narrow tunnel near the eastern coastal city of Hualien.

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