have sought an arrest warrant for a construction site manager
whose truck is believed to have caused a train accident that
killed at least 50 people, as authorities warned on Saturday
more bodies could be found in the wreckage.
Friday’s crash, Taiwan’s worst rail accident in seven
decades, occurred after an express train hit a truck that had
slid down a bank next to the track from a construction site. The
manager of the construction site is suspected of having failed
to engage the brake properly.
The train was carrying almost 500 people on its way from Taipei to Taitung on the east coast, when it
derailed in a tunnel just north of Hualien.