Somaliland Condoles Taiwan over Train Accident


Somaliland Government has sent condolences to Taiwan and its People for the train crash in the Eastern part of the country which killed at least 50 and injured dozens.

Somaliland described the death of the passengers as a “Tragic Loss” and their thoughts and prayers are with the People of Taiwan. According to Taiwan’s local media, The eight-car train, traveling to Taitung, came off the rails in a tunnel just north of Hualien Friday morning, causing several carriages to hit the wall of the tunnel.

The train driver was among the dead, the fire department told the government’s executive office, and at least 69 survivors were being treated in several hospitals in the surrounding Hualien County.

Some of the dead are still awaiting identification, the government added Friday, but authorities believe that everyone trapped within the train’s heavily damaged carriages have been removed. Officials said a French citizen was killed in the crash, while two Japanese citizens and a citizen of Macau were among those injured.


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