Taipei metro train driver passes out, dies while on duty

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Taipei, April 20 (CNA) A 41-year-old train driver on the Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system died on Thursday while preparing to depart from a train terminus, according to the Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation, which added that services were not disrupted as a result of the unfortunate incident.

The driver fell unconscious just before he was due to depart Nanshijiao Station at 2:49 p.m, the southern terminus of the Zhonghe-Xinlu Line, or Orange Line.

Although a registered nurse, who was a passenger on the train, provided the drive with medical attention, he was pronounced dead at 4:06 p.m. after being taken to hospital at 2:57 p.m.

As the train was stationary at the time of the incident, no MRT service was interrupted, the company said, adding that personnel were immediately dispatched to deal with the situation.

(By You Kai-hsiang and Lee Hsin-Yin)

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