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Fatal railway accident affects more than 5,500 passengers

2017/11/18 23:52:29

Taipei, Nov. 18 (CNA) A fatal railway accident caused the suspension of services on the main line east of Taiwan's railways in Kaohsiung for nearly two hours on Saturday night, affecting more than 5,500 passengers, the Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) said.

The accident occurred at 8:30 p.m. when a Tzu Chiang express train bound for Kaohsiung from Hualien hit a woman who jumped down from a platform at Dahu Station while the train was passing by and was not scheduled to make a stop, the TRA said, adding that the woman was found dead on site.

The railway traffic returned to normal at about 10:23 p.m. with a total of 15 trains affected. The police is investigating the accident.

(By Wang Shu-fen and Romulo Huang)