Explosion on commuter train injures 24 in Taiwan

Police suspect the blast caused by 15-20 centimeter explosive resembling a firecracker

Explosion on commuter train injures 24 in Taiwan

World Bulletin / News Desk

An explosion on a commuter train has injured at least 24 people 'some of them seriously' in Taiwan.

Taiwan’s police agency director, Gen. Chen Kuo-en, was quoted by the official Central News Agency as saying late Thursday that a 15-20 centimeter explosive resembling a firecracker is suspected to have caused the blast in Taipei.

Cabinet spokesman Tung Chen-yuan said that Prime Minister Lin Chuan ordered relevant government agencies to investigate the explosion and provide assistance to the victims of the incident, in which flames engulfed a coach on the train.

The agency cited local reports quoting a witness who said that the explosion occurred shortly after a man walked into a coach where he left a "black, long-shaped object" before departing.

Last Mod: 08 Temmuz 2016, 09:55
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