Taiwan train derails in tunnel kills 51 in deadliest rail tragedy in decades

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Taiwan train derails in tunnel

On Friday, a major train accident took place in Taiwan, in which at least 51 people were reported dead and more than 100 people were injured. According to a report, the fire department said that a train was going through a tunnel in eastern Taiwan on Friday when it derailed. The department said in a statement that the train going to Taitung was passing through a tunnel north of Hualien, during which it went north by the derailment. Many seriously injured people have been sent to the hospital।

There were about 350 people on this train, and still, the work of people’s rescue is going on. 80 to 100 people have been evacuated from the first four coaches of the train. While rescue work is going on in five to eight. In the pictures released by the Fire Department, a woman is seen screaming from inside the tunnel।

A news agency said that Train had hit a truck. The truck was not parked properly. Taiwan’s railway administration said that the front of the train is outside the tunnel and those who are still in the tunnel are being evacuated. The island’s worst rail accident in more than three decades occurred in northeast Taiwan in 2018. 18 people were killed and 175 were injured when Tren derailed।

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