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Taiwan train derailment: Over 40 killed as rescue operation continues for survivors

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Taiwan train derailment: Over 40 killed as rescue operation continues for survivors

Taiwan train derailment: Over 40 killed as rescue operation continues for survivors

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发布时间:2021-04-02 22:19:05
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At least 41 people were killed after a passenger train carrying around 350 people derailed in Hualien County in eastern Taiwan on Friday at around 9:00. And rescuers are still searching for survivors.

Update at 16:00 BJT

A total of 41 people have been confirmed dead and the 66 wounded have sent to six hospitals, according to latest update from local railway authorities.

The authorities also said rescuers are pulling out two passengers now who're trapped in the train.

Some local media have state the death toll is as high as 48.

Updated at 15:30 BJT

Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, on Friday extendedcondolencesto the victims of the train accident in Taiwan.

The spokesperson said the mainland is greatly concerned about the accident and is closely monitoring the rescue operation.

Updated at 12:39 BJT

One more person was found with no signs of life, taking the total number to 36, according to local media.

Updated at 12:28 BJT

At least 35 people were feared dead with many others injured after a passenger train carrying around 350 people derailed in Hualien County in eastern Taiwan on Friday, according to local media.

Updated at 11:39 BJT

At least four people showed no signs of life among many injured after a passenger train carrying around 350 people derailed in Hualien County in eastern Taiwan on Friday, according to local media.

The train, which was traveling to Taitung, came off the rails in a tunnel at around 9:00 a.m. local time, causing some carriages to hit the walls, the local fire department said.

A rescue mission is underway.

In 2018, a passenger train with 366 passengers on board derailed in Taiwan's Yilan County, claiming 18 lives and wounding over 160 others.

Updated at 10:57 BJT

Several people were injured after a passenger train derailed in Hualien, China's Taiwan region on Friday, according to local media.

A rescue mission is underway.

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