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Taiwan Rescuers Work to Bring Out Last Body From Wrecked Train

TAIPEI — Taiwanese rescuers were trying on Monday to retrieve the last body of a passenger from wreckage of a deadly train crash last week, as the government said five of the eight carriages had now been removed. Fifty people …

Truck Owner Apologizes After Taiwan Railway Crash Kills 48

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The owner of a construction truck that caused Taiwan’s worst rail accident in decades, killing 48 people, apologized in tears while being led away from his home by police on Sunday. The unmanned truck’s emergency brake …

Haz-Mat Teams Responds to Train that Derails in SoCal Desert, Leaking Alcohol

LUDLOW, Calif. (AP) — A freight train derailed in the Southern California desert on Wednesday, sending more than 40 rail cars crashing into the sand, authorities said. Nobody was hurt and there was no fire when the BNSF Railway train …

Excessive Speed Caused Canada Train Derailment

Investigators say a Canadian Via Rail passenger train was going four times the normal speed when it derailed west of Toronto, killing three railroad employees and injuring 45 passengers. The Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that the train was traveling …

Nearly 50 Injured in German Train Crash

Police say nearly 50 people were injured when a regional train hit a car in eastern Germany. Federal police spokesman Torsten Henkel said the train crashed into the car that was hit by another vehicle and pushed onto the tracks …