At least 22 dead in train accident in Taiwan


Minstens 22 doden bij treinramp in Taiwan

In a train accident in the east of Taiwan Sunday, at least 22 people were killed. There are also 171 wounded.

According to the Taiwan Railways occurrence of the accident in Suao, in the county of Yilan on the east of the capital Taipei.

Five of the eight wagons of the Puyuma-express train are tilted after the train was derailed. At the time of the accident there were 366 people on board of the train.

There are 120 soldiers on the spot sent to take part in the rescue, reports the ministry of Defence on Sunday.

There is an investigation into the cause of the accident, sounds, moreover in the government.