The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced on the 5th that “the derailment accident (pictured) of the KTX Sancheon bound for Busan that occurred around 11:58 a.m. was presumed to have occurred in the process of stopping after the train collided with an unknown object in the tunnel.”
provided by the fire department
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said, “The exact cause will be investigated by the Air Rail Accident Investigation Committee in the future. ” he said.
Seven passengers suffered minor injuries in the derailment. One of them was taken to hospital, and six were sent home. All train passengers transferred through the emergency waiting train around 2:02 pm.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport issued the crisis stage as a ‘caution warning’ and formed a situation team with the railway safety policy officer as the class leader. Korea Railroad Corporation is organizing and operating a regional accident management headquarters. Railroad safety supervisors, railroad police, and the Air Railroad Investigation Committee were dispatched to support accident management and on-site safety activities. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport plans to hold a meeting presided over by the Minister on the same day to discuss ways to recover from the accident and minimize user inconvenience.