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The death toll after a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed near the runway on the island of Penghu has risen to 48 people.
The plane, a 70-seat ATR 72, came down with 54 passengers and four crew on board while attempting an emergency landing during a thunderstorm.
Ten people were injured and taken to hospital.
Of the 48 victims, two were French nationals, the French foreign ministry has confirmed in a statement.
Pictures on Taiwan television showed emergency services searching through twisted wreckage at the crash site.
Taiwan was battered by Typhoon Matmo early Tuesday morning.