Today records the worst train disaster in Taiwan by four decades.
The passenger train collided with a truck near a tunnel.
36 persons were killed and 72 others were injured in this accident.
The high speed train carrying tourists and passengers from Taipei to Taitung crashed in my Hualien area.
The fire department stated about 350 people were on board the train at the time of the accident.
The accident is believed to be the deadliest since the 1981 accident in northern Taiwan that killed 30 people. (Global Times)