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Dash-cam footage shows seconds before Taiwan train crash

Guardian, 07 Apr 2021
Recovered train dashboard footage shows a truck was already on the train track more than a minute before a crash that caused Taiwan’s worst rail disaster in decades. The train's driver engaged the manual brakes to try and slow down the train travelling at 79mph (127km/h), officials concluded. At least 50 people were killed and around 200 injured on Friday last week when the eight-carriage train hit a construction vehicle that had rolled down an embankment, derailing the carriages as they entered a stretch of tunnel just outside the east coast city of Hualien
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Taiwan train crash: new footage released as experts piece together last moments

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