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Fatal rail accident in Yangmei, Taoyuan killed one tresspasser and affects 10,000 commuters

A railway accident in Yangmei District in Taoyuan that killed one trespassing pedestrian early Wednesday has affected more than 10,000 commuters, according to the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA).

The fatal accident, which occurred at 5:50 a.m. on the northbound track between Fugang and Yangmei, led to delays of 33 trains after the track was closed, leaving only one track for traffic on the busy western rail line, the TRA said.

Two-way rail service did not resume until 8:24 a.m. after the accident was dealt with by railway police, and the blocked track was reopened, the agency said.

(By Wang Shu-fen and Elizabeth Hsu)

Source: CNA

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