Transport minister of Taiwan offers to resign after deadly train crash
Taipei — Taiwan Transport Minister Lin Chia-Lung has offered his resignation following the deadly train crash in the country that killed dozens of people.
In a phone call, Lin told Premier Su Tseng-chang that he wished to step down, to take responsibility for the Friday’s express train crash in eastern Taiwan, Focus Taiwan reported citing Cabinet spokesman Lo Ping-cheng on Sunday, ANI writes.
In response, Su commended Lin for wanting to show accountability but said that the focus right now is on repairing the railway line that was damaged during Friday’s accident, according to Lo.
In the Island’s worst rail accident in seven decades, 51 people have been confirmed dead after a packed train carrying over 490 passengers and crew slammed into a truck near the eastern city of Hualien on Friday.
The slamming caused the train to derail and the front part to crumple.