At least 22 dead and 171 injured as train overturns in Taiwan

At least 22 people have died and 171 are injured after a train derailed and overturned on a coastal railway in Taiwan.

Some of the victims were crushed to death during the accident in Yilan county, which saw all eight carriages come off the tracks and five of them flip over.

The Puyuma express train was travelling from a suburb of Taipei to the city of Taitung in the south of the country, which is a popular route with tourists.

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Source: Sky News