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Taiwan's 7th derailment in 2 years raises red flags

Safety measures seen insufficient at cash-strapped public rail company

Rescue workers at the accident site in Yilan County.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- The deadly train accident Sunday that marked Taiwan's seventh in two years has raised doubts about the island's state-run rail system amid speculation that safety measures took a back seat in light of the operator's financial struggles.

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