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Japanese maker of train in deadly Taiwan crash finds design flaw

System should have warned that safety feature was turned off before accident

Rescue crew members work at the site where a train derailed in Yilan county in Taiwan on Oct. 22.    © Reuters

TOKYO/TAIPEI (Reuters) -- The Japanese manufacturer of a train that derailed in Taiwan killing 18 people said it had discovered a design flaw that failed to alert the central control system that an automatic safety feature had been turned off.

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