Taiwan Train Accident In Yilan County Kills At Least 22 - Insight Trending
Taiwan Train Accident In Yilan County Kills At Least 22
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Around 22 individuals have been killed and 170 harmed in a passenger train accident in north-east Taiwan. 

Railway authorities say they are researching the mischance, which occurred in Yilan County at around 16:50 neighborhood time (08:50 GMT) on Sunday. 

An aggregate of 366 individuals were on the train going among Taipei and the eastern province of Taitung when every one of the eight of its carriages wrecked. 

Taiwan's Central News Agency reports that handfuls may even now be caught. 

The Puyuma Express 6432 administration purportedly fell off the tracks near Xinma station, close to the town of Su'ao around 70km (43 miles) from Taipei. 

The vice president of the Taiwan Railways Administration, Lu Chieh-shen, told a news meeting on Sunday that the train was just six years of age and had been in "really great condition" before the mischance. 

It isn't quickly clear what made the train crash, yet witnesses told neighborhood media they heard a boisterous clamor at that point starts and smoke. 

Crisis therapeutic responders and firefighters are helping the harmed and the safeguard service says it has sent 120 warriors to help with protect endeavors. 

Witnesses revealed breaking windows to get away from the carriages, and many harmed have been transported to nearby doctor's facilities. 

Taiwan's leader, Tsai Ing-wen, described the accident as a "major tragedy" on Twitter.

"My thoughts are with all the victims and their families," she added. 

Taiwan has a broad train system and the greater part a million passengers travel on the framework consistently.

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