WATCH: Taiwan Insider, Apr. 8, 2021

  • 08 April, 2021
  • Staś Butler

[Tragedy that could have been avoided]

How could a truck fall down a slope and derail a train, killing 50 people?! A disaster risk expert tells us what needs to change in Taiwan’s safety systems and culture to prevent future accidents.

PLUS:
The final moments before the crash, explained
We pause to remember the victims 
Timeline cleanse: the Hualien we know and love, in Hashtag Taiwan

LINKS:
Full interview with disaster risk expert National Chiao Tung University Assoc. Professor of Civil Engineering Shan Hsin-yu:  https://youtu.be/kw6le8JA95k
A breakdown of the last moments before the collision: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202104060020 
Special thanks to Wildfire Music for the use of the song "Coastline", sung by Yonlon Chen, with music and lyrics by Lee Zi-Heng. Link to the original song: https://youtu.be/3ODBsfYqMVc 

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