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The Latest: Death toll in Taiwan derailment stands at 18

In this photo released by Military News Agency, rescue workers tend to the injured at the site of a train derailment in Lian in northern Taiwan on Sunday, Oct. 21 2018. The Puyuma express train was carrying more than 300 passengers toward Taitung, a city on Taiwan's southeast coast, when it went off the tracks on Sunday afternoon. (Military News Agency via AP)

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Latest on a train derailment in Taiwan (all times local):

11:30 p.m.

Authorities in Taiwan have lowered the death toll in a train derailment to 18.

The National Fire Agency had earlier cited the Cabinet spokesman’s office as saying 22 people were killed when the Puyuma express train went off the tracks late Sunday afternoon, but later lowered the toll to 18, saying there was a mistake in the calculations.

Some 171 others were injured in the disaster.

The train was carrying more than 366 passengers from a suburb of Taipei toward Taitung, a city on Taiwan’s southeast coast, when it derailed.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the derailment.

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10:05 p.m.

Authorities in Taiwan say the injury toll in a deadly train derailment has climbed to 171.

The National Fire Agency cites the Cabinet spokesman’s office as saying 22 people were killed when the Puyuma express train went off the tracks late Sunday afternoon. It says 171 others were injured.

The train was carrying more than 366 passengers from a suburb of Taipei toward Taitung, a city on Taiwan’s southeast coast, when it derailed.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the derailment.

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9:45 p.m.

Authorities in Taiwan say the death toll in a train derailment has climbed to 22.

The National Fire Agency cites the Cabinet spokesman’s office as saying 22 people were killed when the Puyuma express train went off the tracks late Sunday afternoon. Some 160 people were injured.

The train was carrying more than 366 passengers from a suburb of Taipei toward Taitung, a city on Taiwan’s southeast coast, when it derailed.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the derailment.

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8:35 p.m.

The death toll has climbed to 18 and the injury toll has risen to 160 in a train derailment in Taiwan.

The Taiwan central government says the Puyuma express train was carrying more than 366 passengers from a suburb of Taipei toward Taitung, a city on Taiwan’s southeast coast, when it went off the tracks late Sunday afternoon.

The National Fire Agency cited the Cabinet spokesman’s office as saying 18 people were killed and 160 injured.

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7:30 p.m.

Taiwan’s railway administration says 17 people were killed and 101 injured after a train derailed.

The Puyuma express train was carrying more than 300 passengers toward Taitung, a city on Taiwan’s southeast coast, when it went off the tracks on Sunday afternoon.

The railway administration, citing the fire department, said the 17 people died of cardiac arrest. The injured are being treated in four different hospitals.

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