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Passenger falls off Hsinchu platform, killed by express train

2018/01/01 14:44:31

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Taipei, Jan. 1 (CNA) A passenger who was waiting on the platform at Hsinchu Station on Monday fell onto the tracks and was killed by a northbound express train, Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said.

The passenger, who has not yet been identified, was struck by a Tze-chiang Limited Express train that was traveling from Pingtung County in the south to Keelung in the north of the country, the TRA said.

After the accident at 9:59 a.m., the platform at Hsinchu Station was closed for about 90 minutes and all 390 passengers aboard the Tze-chiang express were transferred to another train, the TRA said.

A total of four trains and 2,390 passengers were affected, the TRA added.

(By Wang Shu-fen and Elizabeth Hsu)
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