Taiwan train accident kills at least 17

TAIPEI (Reuters) - A train derailment in northeastern Taiwan on Sunday killed at least 17 people and injured 80, government authorities said.

Rescuers tend to injured passengers after a train derailed in Yilan, Taiwan October 21, 2018. Military News Agency/Handout via REUTERS

The accident took place on Sunday afternoon in Yilan County, with several carriages overturned on a coastal railway popular among tourists.

Reporting by Jess Macy Yu, Yimou Lee and Taipei bureau; Editing by David Goodman

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