At least 22 people have been killed and 171 others injured after a train derailed in Yilan County in northeastern Taiwan, according to the country’s transport ministry. The train was traveling between the cities of Shulin and Taitung when it derailed Sunday on a coastal line reportedly popular with tourists.
The train was carrying 366 passengers when the accident occurred just before 5 pm local time. All eight train carriages derailed in the incident, with five of these overturning, the ministry said. A 43-year-old American woman was among those injured, according to the ministry. She has been sent to a local hospital.