At Least 22 Dead In Taiwan Train Derailment

 

At Least 22 Dead In Taiwan Train Derailment

According to an update from the country’s transport ministry, at least 22 people have been killed and 171 others injured. This after a train derailed in Yilan County in northeastern Taiwan. CNN reports that the train was traveling between the cities of Shulin and Taitung when it derailed Sunday. The coastal line on which it derailed is reportedly popular with tourists. The transport ministry said, the train was carrying 366 passengers when the accident occurred just before 5 pm local time. the ministry said that all eight train carriages derailed in the incident. Five of them overturned. The cause of the derailment is under investigation.