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Plane crash in Taiwan: passenger airliner crashes into bridge, dozens of dead and injured

At least 12 people were killed and another 16 were injured, including two children, as a result of a passenger plane crashing into a road bridge and falling into the river. This air disaster in Taiwan occurred this morning.

Plane crash in Taiwan: passenger airliner crashes into bridge, dozens of dead and injured

As reported, another 31 people are considered unaccounted for. A rescue operation along the Keeling River in Taiwan"s capital city Taipei is undergoing. The plane crash in Taiwan was filmed on many cameras, and the video appeared on the net, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to DailyMail.

According to preliminary data, there were 58 people on board of the TransAsia ATR 72-600 aircraft. 31 of them were tourists from mainland China.

The airliner crashed three minutes after take-off from the airport, which was only 5 km away from the crash site.

There is an option that many passengers were trapped inside the liner. Those who were rescued are taken to the hospital.

An official from the National Fire Agency said that at least three people were showing "no signs of life" when the rescue team arrived at the scene.

Five rescue teams from the local fire crews were sent to the crash site. The operation is being held, the causes of the accident are being established.