At least 17 folks have been killed and greater than 120 others injured after a passenger educate derailed past due Sunday afternoon in northeastern Taiwan, govt officers stated.
Images on social media confirmed the mangled wreckage of the educate and injured passengers mendacity at the floor.
Video footage showed emergency crews pulling folks from the wreckage.
The Puyuma specific educate, which started its adventure in New Taipei City, in northern Taiwan, was once sporting about 310 folks towards Taitung, a town on Taiwan’s southeast coast, when it went off the tracks about four:50 p.m. native time in Yilan County, in keeping with native information reviews.
The Taiwan Railways Administration stated the educate were transferring between two stations previously.
“As of 6:30 p.m., there are 17 dead on site and 126 people injured,” a spokesman informed the native information media.
Rescue services and products have been at the scene, with the Central News Agency reporting that greater than 30 folks have been nonetheless trapped. The injured have been being handled in 4 hospitals, The Associated Press reported.
The reason behind the coincidence was once being investigated.