The ATR-72 turboprop aircraft with 58 onboard was flying from Taipei to the offshore island of Kinmen when it crashed into the Keelung River after apparently ramming into a highway viaduct, Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) said. Taiwan's United Daily News said about 10 people have been sent to hospital, and more than 40 are still awaiting rescue.
The New Taipei City Fire Department has despatched five rescue teams, equipped with speed boats, to the accident site near the Nanyang Bridge in Xizhi district, CNA said.
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Update—2/4 12:15 a.m.:
Several news outlets are reporting fatalities—anywhere from two to eight or nine passengers were reportedly killed in the crash, while a few survivors were hospitalized, say Reuters, the BBC and the Straits Times.
Update—2/4 7:32 a.m.: