Ter­mites top­pled train

Halifax Courier - - Uk+world -

A forestry ex­pert in­ves­ti­gat­ing a fa­tal rail­way ac­ci­dent in Tai­wan said ter­mites gnawed a large hole in a 100-year-old tree, caus­ing it to fall and crush an on­com­ing nar­row-gauge train.

All of the five fa­tal­i­ties in Wed­nes­day’s ac­ci­dent near the moun­tain re­sort of Alis­han were tourists from China. Dozens of peo­ple were in­jured in the in­ci­dent.

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