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Elderly man struck by train in fatal Hualien accident

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A fatal railway accident yesterday claimed one life in Hualien County.

At 12:49 p.m. yesterday, an elderly man was struck and killed by train 303 while it was en route to Zhixue Station.

Train service at four additional routes in the vicinity was halted following the accident.

Police later arrived on the scene to investigate and collect evidence. All trains resumed service at 1:40 p.m., after a delay of 137 minutes.

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