At least 17 dead, 120+ injured in catastrophic train derailment in Taiwan (VIDEO)

At least 17 dead, 120+ injured in catastrophic train derailment in Taiwan (VIDEO)

Published time: 21 Oct, 2018 11:37

Taiwanese authorities have confirmed that at least 17 people have been killed and more than 120 others injured after a high-speed train derailed in the north east of the country.



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The Puyuma Express derailed as it traveled between Shulin and Taitung shortly before 5pm local time on Sunday, according to railway officials.

Video footage from the crash site shows several carriages overturned on a coastal railway in Yilan County, an area popular among tourists. Rescue services are at the scene.

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