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At least 18 people have been killed after train derails in Taiwan: Railway administration

At least 18 people have been killed after train derails in Taiwan: Railway administration
Copyright Military News Agency via REUTERS
Copyright Military News Agency via REUTERS
By Cristina Abellan Matamoros with Reuters, AP
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At least 18 people have been killed in after a train derailed in Taiwan, said the country's railway administration

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At least 18 people have been killed and 160 have been injured after a train derailed in Taiwan, said the country's railway administration citing the fire department.

The accident took place in Yilan County. in northeastern Taiwan, when several train carriages overturned on a coastal railway.

The train, carrying more than 300 passengers, was headed towards Taitung, a city on the country's southeast coast.

An investigation into the cause of the accident is still underway.

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