18 dead in Taiwan train accident

  • Around 22 people were killed when a passenger train derailed in Taiwan on Sunday afternoon. As per media reports, 171 people were injured in the accident, which occurred on a coastal route in northeastern Taiwan. The route is very popular among tourists. The Puyuma Express train with 366 people on board was en route from Shulin in New Taipei City to Taitung. The train derailed near Xinma Station in Yilan County.