Wed, May 17, 2006 - Page 3 News List

Taiwan Quick Take: Investigation continues

Taichung police summoned the father and wife of March 17 train derailment suspect Lee Tai-an (李泰安) for questioning yesterday, hoping to learn whether Lee Tai-an actually boarded the derailed train, as he had claimed. Lee Tai-an said he boarded the train with his younger brother Lee Shuang-chuan (李雙全), who hanged himself after it became apparent that he was a suspect in the incident. Lee Shuang-chuan's wife Chen Hong-chen (陳氏紅琛) died in the derailment. Investigators suspect that Lee Tai-an did not board the train, but went to Pingtung County to damage the railway track. Three witnesses told police they met Lee Tai-an in Taichung County on March 17 before the train headed to Pingtung. However, the witnesses later admitted that Lee Tai-an had asked them to lie, and said they had not seen him on the day in question.

This story has been viewed 2767 times.

Comments will be moderated. Remarks containing abusive and obscene language, personal attacks of any kind or promotion will be removed and the user banned.

TOP top