Many people were killed and injured when a train derailed inside a tunnel in Taiwan on Friday. At least 54 people have been killed, according to the Washington Post. According to CNN, there were 490 passengers in the train. The train from Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, to Taitung also had several tourists on board. According to local media, a maintenance vehicle went over the train line and the accident took place.
The Chinese government has expressed its condolences to the families of those killed in a train crash in Taiwan on Friday.
The Jakarta Post quoted Kyodo News as saying that Ma Jiaoguang, a spokeswoman for the State Council’s Taiwan Affairs Office, said the mainland was “watching the rescue operation with intense concern.”
Incidentally, China officially considers Taiwan to be part of their ‘mainland’. Although Taiwan does not think so.
Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said in a tweet that he was “heartbroken” by the incident. A spokesman for the Japanese government said it was ready to help Taiwan in any way it could. Lockdown across the country from Monday government has decided to declare another week of lockdown across the country from next Monday to prevent the spread of corona. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said this at a news briefing from his official residence on Saturday (April 3). He said the government was announcing a nationwide lockdown for a week from Monday.
On the other hand, a press release issued by the Ministry of Public Administration said that the government is thinking of a lockdown for a week in two-three days to prevent the spread of the rapidly spreading coronavirus.
Coronary infections and deaths have risen alarmingly over the past few days. More than 50 people are dying every day. More than 5,000 people are being affected.