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Train derailment in Taiwan leaves 17 dead and 132 wounded

Seventeen people were killed and at least 132 injured on when one of Taiwan’s newest and fastest trains derailed in a bend along a popular weekend road, officials said. The Puyuma express train was carrying more than 366 passengers from a suburb of Taipei to Taitung, a town on Taiwan’s southeast coast when it left the railway at 4:50 pm, Taiwan’s central government announced. a statement. The railway administration, quoting the fire department, said the 17 dead were victims of cardiac arrest. The wounded were treated in four different hospitals.