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Dozens were killed after a train derailed in Taiwan

Selava Omar – Xeber24.net – “Agencies”

Police estimated that dozens of people were killed in a derailment accident in eastern Taiwan on Friday.

And the police clarified in the latest update of the rescue operations, according to Agence France-Presse, that there are 36 people who do not appear to have any signs of life.

The statement said that 72 people were still stranded inside the train cars, while 61 were taken to hospitals.

In a statement quoted by Reuters, citing the Ministry of Transportation in Taiwan, at least 36 people were killed after a train derailed in the eastern tunnel.

Reuters had indicated in the first statistics that at least four people were killed and more than 20 others were injured, after a train derailed on Friday in the east Taiwan tunnel.

The fire department said in a statement that the train heading to Taitung derailed in a tunnel just north of Hualien, causing some of its vehicles to hit the tunnel wall.

It stated that the train was carrying about 350 people, and that rescue efforts were continuing.

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