Monday, 13 February 2017

At least 32 tourists killed in a road crash in Taiwan (Photos)

At least 32 people were killed in northern Taiwan when a tour bus overturned on a highway on Monday night, Central News Agency reported.

Reports indicates that fatigue due to long work hours and speeding might have caused the crash the island’s deadliest coach accident in 30 years – that took place near Taipei, Taiwanese police said.

The immigration authority of 
Hong Kong in a brief statement said that they received no help request from any Hong Kong resident relating to the incident.

Of the 44 people on the bus, 30 were pronounced dead at the scene and two died in hospital, according to the fire department.

Another 12 people were being treated in hospitals around Taipei, most with serious injuries.

Many of the passengers were elderly, although the age range was early 20s to late 60s, according to city authorities.

Photo credit: reuters


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