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Rescuers on scene at deadly Taiwan train derailment

Taiwan rescuers are scrambling to reach passengers trapped inside a train derailed inside a tunnel, as dozens of people are feared dead in the crash. Some comparatively unscathed passengers are able to walk out of the crahsed carriages by climbing onto the roof.

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