18 Confirmed Dead in Taiwan Train Mishap

  • In the north-eastern region of Taiwan, a derailed passenger train resulted in the death of at least 18 people with 187 injured. The train was carrying 366 passengers from Taipei to Taitung. The incident, which took place at 16:50 local time on Sunday in Yilan County, is now under investigation. All the 8 carriages derailed, making it the worst rail accident in Taiwan in 27 years. As per the reports, there were at least 3 children in the list of deceased. According to the Taiwan Railways Administration, the worst causalities were found in 4 carriages that overturned at 90 degrees.