The explosion on the train in Taiwan that engulfed the car in fire appears to have been intentional and evidence suggests it was from homemade bombs. Initially, reports indicated the explosion might have been from fireworks. According to AP,

Police bomb squad chief Lee Tzu-wen told local television networks that investigators found “a 15 centimeter-long, broken metal tube stuffed with explosive material inside a black backpack” that they believed caused the blast.

The self-ruled island’s premier, Lin Chuan, ordered government agencies to form a team to investigate the blast, the Central News Agency said.

“It looks like someone did it on purpose,” Lin told journalists. “We will make our best efforts to investigate this case. Please rest assured that we will provide effective and efficient security for all passengers.”

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