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Train derails in Taiwan, multiple casualties

Derailed train in Hualien, southeast China's Taiwan

Taipei, April 02 (UITV/IANS) - A train derailed in Taiwan on Friday, causing multiple casualties, according to authorities.

The derailment occurred in a tunnel in Hualian, Xinhua news agency quoted the country's fire fighting agency as saying.

By around 10.30 a.m. (local time), three severely wounded people had been rushed to a hospital and some 20 others were awaiting treatment, the agency said.

It added that some 80 to 100 people had been evacuated.