Taiwan train crash: prosecutors seek arrest warrant over disaster

President Tsai Ing-wen due to visit survivors on Saturday after 50 people died in worst rail accident in decades

Taiwan authorities have sought an arrest warrant for the driver of a construction vehicle that is alleged to be the cause of train derailment which killed at least 50 people.

The Taroko Express was carrying almost 500 people down the island’s east coast on Friday, the first day of a religious festival when families gather to honour their ancestors, when it crashed in a tunnel just outside Hualien city.

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