Eighteen people killed in Taiwan train derailment

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At least 160 people injured after Puyuma express service came off tracks on a bend

Eighteen people have been killed and at least 160 injured in Taiwan after an express train derailed on a popular weekend route, officials said.

The Puyuma service was carrying more than 366 passengers from a suburb of Taipei toward Taitung, a city on Taiwan’s south-east coast, when it came off the tracks at a curve at about 4.50pm local time.

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