Accident in Taiwan – level 2

29-10-2018 07:00

A train going from Taipei to Taitung in Taiwan derailed last Sunday.

It was carrying around 366 passengers, and the derailment killed at least 22 people and injured 171 others. The express launched in 2013, and the trains travel up to 150 kilometre per hour.

Soldiers and firefighters are working to find trapped people. People are investigating the cause of this crash.

Difficult words: derail (leave the tracks), express (a very fast service), launch (open), trapped (under something heavy).

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