Skip to comments.Train Derails in Taiwan — Killing 22 People and Injuring 171
Posted on 10/21/2018 8:17:11 AM PDT by BenLurkin
The Puyuma express train was carrying more than 366 passengers from a suburb of Taipei toward Taitung, a city on Taiwans southeast coast, when it went off the tracks at 4:50 p.m., the Taiwan central government said in a statement.
The National Fire Agency cited the Cabinet spokesmans office as saying 22 people were killed and 171 injured.
.... Their train car turned over. They were crushed, so they died right away, Chen said.
Soldiers have been removing bodies to identify them, he added, but nightfall was complicating rescue work. Photos from the scene just south of the city of Luodong showed the trains eight cars in a zig-zag formation near the tracks. Five of the cars are turned over on their sides.
Most of the deaths were in the first car, which flipped over, a government spokesman said.
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