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  News   World  02 Apr 2021  Train crashes in eastern Taiwan, 34 killed, dozens injured

Train crashes in eastern Taiwan, 34 killed, dozens injured

ROZANA SPOKESMAN
Published Apr 2, 2021, 12:41 pm IST
Updated Apr 2, 2021, 12:41 pm IST
A train partially derailed along Taiwan’s east coast, killing at least 34 people and injuring dozens, police said.
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A train partially derailed along Taiwan’s east coast, killing at least 34 people and injuring dozens, police said. The media reported 350 passengers were on board.

Reports said a truck fell from a cliff above and landed on the tracks, where a train emerging from a tunnel smashed into it.

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With much of the train still trapped in the tunnel, escaping passengers were forced to scale doors, windows, and roofs to reach safety.

The crash occurred near the Toroko Gorge scenic area around 9 a.m on a public holiday.

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A train partially derailed along Taiwan’s east coast Friday, injuring an unknown number of passengers and causing potential fatalities.

Reports said that truck fell from a cliff above and landed on the tracks, where a train emerging from a tunnel smashed into it. With much of the train still trapped in the tunnel, escaping passengers were forced to scale doors, windows and roofs to reach safety.

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