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Taiwan: Dozens killed as train crashes and derails in tunnel
At least 41 people have died and up to 200 remain trapped after a train carrying nearly 500 people crashed and then derailed in a tunnel in Taiwan. Dozens more have been injured, with rescuers trying to access several badly damaged carriages. The eight-carriage train reportedly hit a construction vehicle that had slipped onto the tracks at the tunnel's mouth...

The latest reports from the National Fire Agency say 490 people were on the train, with 41 dead and more than 60 injured. Some people at the back of the train were able to walk away unscathed, but 100 were rescued from the first four carriages and about 200 more remain trapped...
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Taiwan train crash: truck driver expresses 'deep remorse' over disaster
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Taiwan train crash: new footage released as experts piece together last moments
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Taiwan train crash: truck driver charged with negligent homicide
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