Taiwan Train Derails in Tunnel, Killing at Least 1 Person

Many more deaths were feared after the derailment on Friday morning, a government-run news agency reported.,


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TAIPEI, Taiwan — A passenger train derailed in eastern Taiwan on Friday morning, killing at least one person with many more feared dead, according to the government-run Central News Agency.

The eight-car train had been traveling from the Taipei area to the eastern coastal city of Taitung when it came off the rails in a tunnel just north of Hualien, causing several carriages to hit the walls of the tunnel, the agency reported, citing fire officials.

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