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UPDATE: Taiwan train crash kills at least 48, injures over 100

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- A train partially derailed in eastern Taiwan after colliding with an unmanned vehicle that had rolled down a hill.

The National Fire Service said 48 people died. More than 100 people were injured.

Taiwan's president says emergency services are fully mobilized. The train was carrying more than 400 people.


TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- A passenger train smashed into a vehicle truck on its tracks and partially derailed outside a rail tunnel along Taiwan's east coast, killing at least 34 people in Taiwan's worst railway disaster in decades.

Survivors were climbing out windows and onto roofs to reach safety.

Local authorities said dozens were injured and rescue efforts were continuing, raising the possibility the death toll could still rise.

The crash occurred near the Toroko Gorge scenic area around 9 a.m. on a public holiday.

Media reported 350 passengers were on board.

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