Terrifying moment crane plunges from top of skyscraper and lands on busy train killing one and injuring nine in Taiwan | The Sun

THIS is the horrifying moment a crane plunged from the top of a skyscraper and landed on a busy train.

One person was killed and another nine injured after the heavy structure fell several hundred feet in Taiwan on Wednesday afternoon.

Shocking CCTV footage shows the crane arm suddenly snap and plummet 30 storeys in the Nantun District of Taichung City.

It then smashed into a train, breaking windows and tearing seats off their hinges.

One passenger, a 52-year-old woman, was killed amid the destruction after becoming trapped under the carriage.

As the crane hit the train, she was pushed out of the carriage and was crushed under the train, reports Taiwan News.

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A further nine people were hurt, including two kids who suffered cuts to their feet.

The fire department said eight of those taken to hospital had minor injuries, while another had sustained a head injury.

Dramatic pictures reveal the horrific aftermath of the incident, which authorities are investigating the cause of.

Images show the front of the train badly smashed with debris strewn throughout the carriages.

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The crane ripped through the side of the train, tearing through sheets of metal and hitting passengers.

According to reports, the train was moving at the time but a witness claims it had paused at a station.

A Canadian man who was on board the train how the crane came hurtling towards them.

According to Taiwan English News, he said: "We were stopped at the station, the doors were still open, and we saw the crane hit, ‘boom'.

"The doors on the train start closing, and the guy on the side’s going 'no, no, no, don’t go'.

"But the train starts moving anyway, and we drove right into the wreckage.

"So for whatever reason, the train was stopped when we saw the accident.

"The train was stopped but the train started going anyway for whatever reason, I don’t know. I’m not from here."

Authorities have halted ongoing work at the construction site amid an investigation.

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