Train Blast Injures 24 In Taiwan

At least 24 people have been injured, following an explosion, on board a busy commuter train, in Taiwan’s capital, Taiwan.

An explosion ripped through a busy commuter train in Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, late on Thursday injuring at least 24 people, police say.

The blast hit a train at Taipei’s Songshan station before midnight leaving some passengers badly burned. Police told local media they found a broken tube with explosive material inside that looked like a firecracker.

Premier Lin Chuan told media it appeared “malicious” but police have not ruled out an accident. Authorities later identified the blast as being a bomb attack, but said that they had ruled out organized terrorism.

Police bomb squad chief Lee Tzu-wen told local media that investigators found “a 15cm-long, broken metal tube stuffed with explosive material inside a black backpack” that they believe could have caused the blast.

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