Taiwan’s transportation minister offers resignation after deadly train crash

Fatal train derailment in Taiwan

Rescuers eliminate parts of the hindered train in a tunnel north of Hualien County, eastern Taiwan, on April 3.

Fatal train derailment in Taiwan

A lady sobs as households of the victims in a train crash grieve near Taroko Canyon in Hualien, Taiwan.

Fatal train derailment in Taiwan

Taiwanese detectives check the wreckage of a yellow truck that authorities think struck the train.

Fatal train derailment in Taiwan

Employees assist in the elimination operation of the harmed train carriage.

Fatal train derailment in Taiwan

Family members of the victims who passed away on the hindered train pray at the mishap website.

Fatal train derailment in Taiwan

A lady burns ghost cash for the victims of the hindered train.

Fatal train derailment in Taiwan

A large view of the mountains of Hualien County, where rescuers are getting rid of parts of the hindered train.

Fatal train derailment in Taiwan

Employees attempt to eliminate a part of the hindered train.

Fatal train derailment in Taiwan

Rescuers work at the website where a train hindered inside a tunnel in eastern Taiwan on Friday, April 2.

Fatal train derailment in Taiwan

Emergency situation workers collect near the tunnel.

Fatal train derailment in Taiwan

Part of the train’s wreckage can be seen in the tunnel.

Fatal train derailment in Taiwan

A member of the emergency situation teams rests near the website of the hindered train.

Fatal train derailment in Taiwan

A bird’s-eye view reveals rescuers operating at the website.

Fatal train derailment in Taiwan

Members of the Tzu Chi Structure pay their aspects as rescuers transfer bodies of crash victims at the Xincheng train station.

Fatal train derailment in Taiwan

A victim’s relative utilizes a cellular phone at the website of the crash.

Fatal train derailment in Taiwan

Passengers are seen making their method through the tunnel together with rescue employees.

Fatal train derailment in Taiwan

Rescuers move victims’ bodies at the Xincheng train station.

Fatal train derailment in Taiwan

A bird’s-eye view reveals rescue employees at the website.

Fatal train derailment in Taiwan

Emergency situation employees move body bags inside the train.

Fatal train derailment in Taiwan

An area of the hindered train is seen cordoned off near the Toroko Canyon location.

Fatal train derailment in Taiwan

A traveler is assisted of the train in this image made from a video launched by hsnews.com.tw.

Fatal train derailment in Taiwan

Passengers make their escape of the tunnel where the train hindered.

Fatal train derailment in Taiwan

Rescuers work at the website.

Fatal train derailment in Taiwan

Emergency situation employees help survivors as they leave the hindered train.

Fatal train derailment in Taiwan

Emergency situation teams are seen in the tunnel next to the wreckage of the train.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.