- 10.08.2021 15:16:43
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The owner of a construction truck that caused Taiwan's worst rail accident in decades broke down in tears as he publicly apologised while being taken away from his home by police.
At least 48 people died and almost 200 others were injured after the vehicle that was "not parked properly" seemingly slid into the path of a train in eastern Taiwan.
Police are now questioning Lee Yi-Hsiang to uncover how his vehicle was able to slide on to the tracks from a nearby construction site on Hualien's mountainous coast.
The truck's emergency brake was not properly engaged, according to the government's disaster relief centre.
Lee, the construction site manager, cried as he was led from his home by police.
Through tears, he said: "I have caused a serious accident on the Taiwan Railway Administrations' Taroko train number 480 during this year's Tomb Sweeping Holidays, causing deaths and injuries, to this I express my remorse and my sincerest apologies.