Taiwan train derailment kills 17, injures 101

2018-10-21 18:21
Train line. (Duncan Alfreds, News24, file)

Train line. (Duncan Alfreds, News24, file)

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Taiwan's railway administration says 17 people were killed and 101 injured after a train derailed.

The Puyuma express train was carrying more than 300 passengers toward Taitung, a city on Taiwan's southeast coast, when it went off the tracks on Sunday afternoon.

The railway administration, citing the fire department, said the 17 people died of cardiac arrest. The injured are being treated in four different hospitals.

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