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Taipei, At least two people have died and 12 others have been injured in a traffic collision that occurred in Tuku Township in Yunlin County on Monday, firefighters said.
The accident involved a collision between a minivan and a truck at the intersection of county roads 88 and 103 at around 3:28 p.m., the county's Firefighting Department said.
The two fatalities, both of whom were women, were among 11 people seated on the truck bed when the accident occurred, according to the fire department.
They were pronounced dead at St. Joseph's Hospital after a failed attempt to rescue them.
The passengers, all sweet potato farm workers, were thrown off the truck when it collided with the passing minivan, according to an initial investigation by the police.
One of those injured was also in critical condition, while the eight others in the truck bed sustained only minor injuries, firefighters said.
The truck driver and a passenger seated next to him, and the minivan driver, who was the only person in that vehicle at the time of the accident, also sustained minor injuries.
The police are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
Source: Fucus Taiwan
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