Prosecutors in Taiwan have sought an arrest warrant for a construction site manager who allegedly caused a train accident on his truck, killing at least 50 people.
It is believed that this crash was Taiwan’s worst railway accident in 70 years. It happened when an express train hit a truck that slipped from a construction site to the railroad track.
When derailed from the tunnel north of Huadu, the train carried nearly 500 people on its way from Taiwan’s capital Taipei to Taitung on the east coast.
The head of the Hualien City Procuratorate, Yu Xiuduan, told reporters on Friday that he has been seeking an arrest warrant, which is currently being processed by the court system.
She said: “In order to preserve the relevant evidence, we have several groups of prosecutors at the scene and are looking for the necessary locations.”
On Saturday, the workers began to move the rear of the train. As they stopped outside the tunnel, along the rails and away from the accident site, the rear of the train was relatively undamaged.
The more damaged part of the train is still damaged in the tunnel.
Her office said President Tsai Ing-wen-wen (Tsai Ing-wen-wen) will visit survivors in Hualien on Saturday. The government also announced that during the mourning program, the national flag should be hoisted on the half-mast for three days.
The accident happened at the beginning of a long holiday weekend when the train was crowded with tourists and people returning home.