Go Back  

Taiwan Train Crash Leaves 36 Dead & Dozens Trapped 

Current Rating:

Join NowJoin Now
  #1  
Old 04-02-2021, 04:25 AM
loonodingle
Offline:
My Rank: LANCE CORPORAL
Poster Rank:2327
Join Date: Oct 2009
 
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
0/20 16/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssss165
Taiwan Train Crash Leaves 36 Dead & Dozens Trapped

AT LEAST 36 people have been killed and dozens injured as train smashed into a truck which fell onto the line in Taiwan.

The busy service carrying 350 passengers derailed in the horror smash which is the island's most devastating rail disaster in four decades

The 408 Taroko Express - travelling from Taipei to Taitung and carrying many tourists and people heading home at the start of the long weekend - came off the rails north of Hualien in eastern Taiwan.

Shocking pictures of the crash scene show carriages inside the tunnel ripped apart from the impact at around 9am local time.

Others crumpled, hindering rescuers reaching passengers who remained trapped inside the wreckage.


Thread Contributions
photo_2021-04-02_03-27-27%20%282%29.jpg  

photo_2021-04-02_03-27-27.jpg  

photo_2021-04-02_03-27-28%20%282%29.jpg  

photo_2021-04-02_03-27-28%20%283%29.jpg  

photo_2021-04-02_03-27-28%20%284%29.jpg  

photo_2021-04-02_03-27-28.jpg  

photo_2021-04-02_03-27-29.jpg  

File Type: mp4 BKTGSvLvEMjd8pYd.mp4(4.35 MB, 77 views)
File Type: mp4 62J5f11wnBddB-X1.mp4(9.03 MB, 54 views)
File Type: mp4 IMG_6803.mp4(3.44 MB, 50 views)
Contributors to this thread: HannibalGore (25)
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to loonodingle For This Useful Post:
Desert Rat, kellyhound, William May
  #2  
Old 04-02-2021, 05:11 PM
Pearlbracelet1
Offline:
My Rank: PRIVATE
Poster Rank:6912
Female
Join Date: Nov 2014
 
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
0/20 10/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssssss26
Re: Taiwan Train Crash Leaves 36 Dead & Dozens Trapped

51 dead now

Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Pearlbracelet1 For This Useful Post:
William May
  #3  
Old 04-02-2021, 07:02 PM
intertommilan's Avatar
intertommilan
Offline:
My Rank: PRIVATE FIRST CLASS
Poster Rank:4052
Join Date: May 2017
 
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
0/20 7/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssssss67
Re: Taiwan Train Crash Leaves 36 Dead & Dozens Trapped

I can see the death toll going up a bit

Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to intertommilan For This Useful Post:
William May
  #4  
Old 04-02-2021, 10:55 PM
William May
Offline:
♚ Legacy Gold Member ♚
Poster Rank:165
Male
Join Date: Nov 2009
 
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 2228 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
10/20 16/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssss8323
Re: Taiwan Train Crash Leaves 36 Dead & Dozens Trapped

I just posted on the water cooler inquiring about this, and here it is!
There should be some excellent video recordings eventually, as I am sure the Taiwanese have security cameras everywhere.

Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to William May For This Useful Post:
Desert Rat
  #5  
Old 04-03-2021, 05:50 AM
HannibalGore
Offline:
My Rank: LANCE CORPORAL
Poster Rank:1803
male
Join Date: Feb 2021
Contributions: 25
 
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Quoted: 44 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
0/20 2/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssss245
Contribution to the thread by HannibalGore:

BKTGSvLvEMjd8pYd.mp4

62J5f11wnBddB-X1.mp4

photo_2021-04-02_03-27-27%20%282%29.jpg

photo_2021-04-02_03-27-27.jpg

IMG_6803.mp4

photo_2021-04-02_03-27-28%20%282%29.jpg

photo_2021-04-02_03-27-28%20%283%29.jpg

photo_2021-04-02_03-27-28%20%284%29.jpg

photo_2021-04-02_03-27-28.jpg

photo_2021-04-02_03-27-29.jpg

Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to HannibalGore For This Useful Post:
Desert Rat, kellyhound, William May
  #6  
Old 04-06-2021, 04:03 PM
kellyhound's Avatar
kellyhound
Offline:
✝Mudderator from Hell✝
Poster Rank:11
e-mail
Join Date: Oct 2006
Contributions: 733
 
Mentioned: 356 Post(s)
Quoted: 5761 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
16/20 20/20
Today Posts
11/11 ssss74775
Re: Taiwan Train Crash Leaves 36 Dead & Dozens Trapped

Quote:
Originally Posted by William May View Post
I just posted on the water cooler inquiring about this, and here it is!
There should be some excellent video recordings eventually, as I am sure the Taiwanese have security cameras everywhere.
train cam

Test

Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to kellyhound For This Useful Post:
Desert Rat, MissBee, William May
  #7  
Old 04-06-2021, 05:32 PM
William May
Offline:
♚ Legacy Gold Member ♚
Poster Rank:165
Male
Join Date: Nov 2009
 
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 2228 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
10/20 16/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssss8323
Re: Taiwan Train Crash Leaves 36 Dead & Dozens Trapped

Awesome! From the footage, it hardly looks as though it was as serious as it turned out to be. Any ideas how fast the train was moving? Is this slow motion footage?

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-07-2021, 01:37 AM
kellyhound's Avatar
kellyhound
Offline:
✝Mudderator from Hell✝
Poster Rank:11
e-mail
Join Date: Oct 2006
Contributions: 733
 
Mentioned: 356 Post(s)
Quoted: 5761 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
16/20 20/20
Today Posts
11/11 ssss74775
Re: Taiwan Train Crash Leaves 36 Dead & Dozens Trapped

Quote:
Originally Posted by William May View Post
Any ideas how fast the train was moving? Is this slow motion footage?
don't think it's slow mo.
Officials said nearly 500 people were on the train - 372 seated and a further 120 standing in the aisles.

Ms Chung said the train did not seem to reduce speed before the crash.

"The conductor started honking early and he knew there was some situation ahead, but he didn't slow down," she said.

"He was driving fast until the train hit the tunnel."

The train conductor and two other railway staff were among those killed, according to the authorities.

The youngest victim listed so far was six years old.
Top speed for this train was 80mph

Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to kellyhound For This Useful Post:
Desert Rat

Powered by vBulletin Copyright 2000-2010 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO