In Taiwan’s worst train accident in decades, the eight-car Taroko Express carrying 496 passengers was en route to the southeastern coastal city of Taitung from New Taipei City when it collided with a driverless truck near Chongde, Hualien on April 2, 2021. Fifty people were killed and more than 200 others injured.
Worker from Vietnam is the second suspect to be held over the island’s worst railway disaster in decades.
Investigation also finds truck had its engine running before it slid down embankment onto the tracks.
Remaining body from last week’s crash was trapped under a 15-tonne train bogie, according to Hualien fire department.
The construction site boss whose vehicle rolled down a hill and was hit by an express was released on bail.
Taroko Express, en route to Taitung with 488 passengers aboard, was about to enter a tunnel when it was hit by a driverless truck .