中国台湾地区对导致18人死亡的列车出轨事故展开调查 Taiwan Investigates Train Derailment That Killed 18

中国台湾地区官员开始着手调查星期天一列火车车出轨的原因。这起事故造成至少18人死亡,约175人受伤。

台湾地区“总统”蔡英文周一访问了宜兰县东北部的事故现场,并接见了遇难者家属。

这列载有360多名乘客的火车在从台北郊区到东南部城市台东的一条常用的沿海铁路线出轨。

接受新闻机构采访的一些乘客表示,他们认为普悠玛列车的行驶速度太快了。

根据台湾地区铁路局的一份声明,火车的所有8节车厢都出轨了,其中5节车厢倾覆。

现场照片显示,火车车厢横七竖八地倒在铁轨附近。

救援工作进行到星期天夜里,工人们打着手电,用起重机四处移动抬走出轨车厢。

出事地点周一已基本清理,足以恢复铁路运输服务。

Officials in Taiwan have launched an investigation into what caused a train derailment Sunday that killed at least 18 people and injured around 175 others.

President Tsai Ing-wen visited the accident site in the northeastern Yilan county on Monday where she met with family members of the victims.

The train carrying more than 360 passengers derailed on a popular coastal route on its way from a suburb of Taipei to the southeastern city of Taitung.

Some passengers interviewed by news agencies said they felt the Puyuma Express train was going too fast.

All of the train's eight carriages derailed, and five of them were flipped over, according to a statement from the Taiwan Railways Administration.

Photos of the scene showed the train cars lying zig-zagged across the track.

Rescue efforts went into the night Sunday with workers using flashlights and cranes to move around and lift up the derailed cars.

The area was cleared enough Monday to allow rail service to resume.