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Taiwan Train Derails, Killing More Than 50 People

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Crash in tunnel with nearly 500 aboard is island's deadliest rail incident in decades
TAIPEI—The derailment of a passenger train in Taiwan killed at least 50 people and injured more than 180 others on Friday in the island's deadliest rail incident in at least four decades.

The express train, traveling from the Taipei area and heading southbound through eastern Taiwan to Taitung, was carrying almost 500 people, including railway staff, when it went off the tracks at around 9:30 a.m. in a tunnel near the scenic area of Hualien, causing…
Stella Yifan Xie, Joyu Wang
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