26 killed in Taiwan tourist bus crash

Published on : Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Taiwan bus crashA bus carrying several tourists to the Taiwan Airport crashed into a roadside barrier and killed 26 people instantaneously. The bus went into flames right after the fatal crash.



The driver of the coach was carrying 24 tourists along with a tour guide to the Taoyuan International Airport. The tourists went to Taiwan on an eight-day-long vacation organized by a travel agency of Liaoning province in northeastern China.



Both the tour guide and the coach driver were residents of Taiwan.



The National Highway Police Bureau official, Lu Jui-yao informed that the fire moved very fast and it instantly killed all the 26 people onboard.



The accident was noticed by the police, shortly after noon, in the No.2 national highway of Taoyuan county.



The cabinet spokesperson of Taiwan, Tung Chen-yuan stated that the government officials would help the relatives of the victims to come to Taiwan.

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