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Published: Tue, February 14, 2017
Business | By Megan Pierce

At least 30 killed in Taiwan bus crash

At least 30 killed in Taiwan bus crash

The crash is the latest accident involving tour buses in Taiwan.

The coach is said to have careered towards a barrier at a curve on the road.

In July 2016, another bus crash accident happened outside Taipei killing 25 tourists, including Chinese citizens. He said "the whole frame of the bus changed shape".

A number of victims were left trapped in the wreckage after the bus tipped onto its side.

It is believed most of the poeple on board were local elderly tourists returning from a cherry blossom tour in Taichung, and police confirmed no foreign nationals were involved. Thirty people were pronounced dead at the scene while two others died in hospital.

Twenty ambulances and 200 firefighters were sent to the scene.

The bus and one-day trip is owned and organized by a Taipei-based Butterflies Love Flowers Travel Agency, which appeared in the newspaper a year ago as one of its tour buses packed with 30 locals was hit by a falling boulder while traveling across the Central Cross-Island Highway, leaving one dead and three injured.

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