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By Ahmet Furkan Mercan
TOKYO (AA) – At least 36 people were killed and 60 others injured when a train derailed in northern Taiwan, local media reported on Friday.
The eight-carriage train, which was carrying around 350 passengers, derailed in Hualien city when it entered a tunnel, reports said.
The fourth and fifth carriages of the train were heavily damaged, while firefighters and search and rescue teams have been referred to the area.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has asked the relevant ministries and organizations to launch the necessary work on the accident.