Dozens killed as train crashes into truck and partially derails in Taiwan
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The truck had apparently fallen from a cliff onto the tracks. The train partially derailed. It was Taiwan's deadliest train crash to date.
Taipei, Taiwan — A passenger train smashed into a truck on its tracks and partially derailed just outside a rail tunnel along Taiwan's east coast on Friday, killing at least 48 people, injuring dozens and leaving dozens trapped, local police said. Survivors were forced to climb out of windows and onto train car roofs to reach safety.

The National Fire Service confirmed the death toll, which included the train's young, newly married driver, and said all aboard had been accounted for. More than 100 people were injured, it said.

Railways news officer Weng Hui-ping called the crash, which happened around 9 a.m. on a public holiday near the Toroko Gorge scenic area, Taiwan's deadliest rail disaster.

In this image made from a video released by, passengers are helped to climb out of a derailed train in Hualien County in eastern Taiwan on April 2, 2021. via AP

There were more than 400 passengers on board the train when it crashed, authorities said. Local media said many had been standing because the train was so full, and many were tossed around by the crash.

The train was an express heading from Taipei, Taiwan's…
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