Taiwan transportation minister quits post after fatal derailment. Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung takes responsibility for train disaster
Taiwan’s transportation minister has announced he will leave his post following the fatal train derailment on Friday (April 2), which claimed 51 lives after colliding with a crane truck that rolled down a slope.
The train was carrying 494 passengers and more than 200 people were injured. The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) has been criticized for its incredibly loose supervision of the railway construction project that led to the truck causing the devastating wreck. Workers present at the project site were both questioned and detained by investigators, CNA reported.