Taiwan: 17 killed, 101 injured as train with over 300 passengers on board derails near Taitung city

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At least 17 people were killed and 101 others injured after a train derailed near Taitung city of Taiwan. According to Taiwan’s railway administration, the Puyuma express train was carrying more than 300 passengers toward Taitung, a city on Taiwan’s southeast coast, when it went off the tracks on Sunday afternoon.

The railway administration, citing the fire department, said the 17 people died of cardiac arrest. The injured are being treated in four different hospitals.

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