12 passengers injured as mudslides derail train in Taiwan
TAIPEI (AFP) - Twelve passengers were injured when their train was derailed by mudslides in southern Taiwan on Saturday after a tropical storm triggered widespread flooding.
The train, carrying around 250 passengers, was hit by the mudslides as it was approaching a tunnel in Pingtung county, the Taiwan Railway Administration said, adding that four carriages came off the tracks.
Three people were seriously hurt while nine others suffered minor injuries.
The injured were treated in hospital.