Taiwan train crash: dozens feared dead after express service derails in tunnel

Taiwan train crash: dozens feared dead after express service derails in tunnel

The Guardian

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Rescuers struggle to reach trapped passengers as train carrying 350 crashes near Hualien City at the start of a holiday weekend

Dozens of people are believed to be dead after a train derailment in eastern Taiwan on the first day of a holiday period, authorities say.

At least 36 people were killed when the 408 Taroko Express carrying about 350 people derailed on Friday morning, the transport ministry said, according to reports.

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