22 Dead & 171 Injured In Horrific Sunday Train Derailment (DETAILS)

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An American woman was among the many people involved in a horrific Taiwan train derailment. The accident occurred in the Yilan County, which is located in northeastern Taiwan, the county’s transport ministry noted. At the time of the wreck, the Puyuma Express train was moving between two cities, Shulin and Taitung, according to CNN.

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At this time, Taiwan reported that the train wreck killed at least 22 people. It also injured at least 171 other passengers. There were 366 passengers onboard at the time of the derailment. Officials sent the 43-year-old American woman to a local hospital. However, the state of her condition and her name remains unknown at this time.

The train was in Suao in the Yilan district, which is east of Taiwan’s capital, Taipei. All of the train’s red and white carriages, a total of eight, derailed in the accident. Five of the cars overturned and wedged themselves next to the train track. The county government has undertaken an investigation to discover what caused the derailment.

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In January of this year a high-speed train caught fire, but no one was killed or injured in nearby China. The Taiwanese train crash will rank up there close to one of the most tragic wrecks in the area.
China reported that 210 people were injured and 40 were killed in a 2011 collision. In 2008, 72 people were killed in a Chinese train crashed, and a full 416 passengers were injured, according to Wikipedia. The worst train wreck in China occurred in 1998, where 126 passengers were killed and 230 were injured in the derailment.
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