Time.news – A scary train accident in Taiwan caused dozens of deaths. According to the latest police update, at least 36 people have died. But the toll could be much worse because there are dozens of injured. Rescue is underway and about 60 people have already been pulled out of the first carriages and transferred to hospital, while there are 72 people still trapped in the carriages.

The incident occurred around 9:30 am (in the middle of the Italian night) north of the coastal city of Hualien. The train, consisting of eight carriages, was on its way from Taipei to the city of Taitung in the southeastern part of the island and was packed. at least 350 passengers on board. It’s derailed inside a tunnel, he went off the tracks and some carriages crashed into the wall. The accident was allegedly caused by a construction vehicle that was not parked properly on a nearby slope.

The incident coincides with the start of a long holiday weekend on the island, the celebration of the cleaning of the graves (Ching Ming Festival), where many people travel.

The Eastern Taiwan Railway Line is also a tourist attraction because it runs along the less inhabited and more spectacular coast of the island: a route that winds through tunnels and bridges between spectacular mountains and gorges and then descends to the Huadong Valley.

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