Rescue operation at site of deadly Taiwan train accident

St Kitts and Nevis Governor-General Sir S W Tapley Seaton has reached out to the Government and people of Taiwan following the fatal train accident that occurred on April 2.

A statement said Seaton relayed to resident Ambassador of Taiwan, Tom Lee, his “profound sympathy on behalf of the people of Saint Kitts and Nevis and on his own behalf,” while recalling his visit to Taiwan when he travelled on their very efficient train service

At least 50 of the train’s 490 passengers have died. It was the deadliest train crash in 50 years.

Authorities believe the accident was caused when a truck, from a nearby construction site, slid down a bank next to the track and collided with the train. They are working on the theory that the truck’s emergency brakes were not engaged.