• Train Crash In Taiwan Leaves Dozens Dead
Rescuers in eastern Taiwan scramble to rescue passengers of a train that crashed in a narrow tunnel on April 2, 2021. (Photo: Reuters-Yonhap News)
Rescuers in eastern Taiwan scramble to rescue passengers of a train that crashed in a narrow tunnel on April 2, 2021. (Photo: Reuters-Yonhap News)
[Anchor]

At least 36 people have died in eastern Taiwan after a train carrying more than 350 passengers crashed in a tunnel.

More than 60 others were injured.

With more, the BBC's Cindy Sui reports from Taipei.

[Reporter]

There's still a lot of people trapped inside.

Now what's making the rescue effort especially difficult is that this is a narrow tunnel and from what we hear from the local media, there was a maintenance vehicle that fell onto the tracks and crashed into the train.

So, it's blocking all the cars crammed in this tunnel.

Eight cars on this train and carriages 5, 6, 7, and 8 are so mangled and so badly damaged that the rescuers are having a hard time getting inside to rescue the victims.

So, most of the people who have been rescued were in the cars 1, 2, 3, 4.

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