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Taiwan: Fire on Chinese tourist bus kills all 26 on board 00:25

Taiwan: Fire on Chinese tourist bus kills all 26 on board

Taiwan, Province of China, Taoyuan
July 19, 2016 at 11:59 GMT -00:00 · Published

26 people were killed when a fire broke out on a bus carrying Chinese tourists, in Taoyuan, Tuesday. The incident took place on the National Highway Two in the north-western municipality of Taoyuan, neighbouring Taipei, in the vicinity of the island's international airport.

Video shows the bus’s doors pressed against the highway’s guard rail, making exiting them impossible. Many of the bodies were found close to the door, according to local media. There has been no official reason for the cause of the accident.

It has been reported that 24 of those killed were Chinese nationals while the other two, the bus driver and a tour guide, were Taiwanese. The incident is the deadliest involving Chinese tourists visiting the island.

Taiwan: Fire on Chinese tourist bus kills all 26 on board 00:25
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26 people were killed when a fire broke out on a bus carrying Chinese tourists, in Taoyuan, Tuesday. The incident took place on the National Highway Two in the north-western municipality of Taoyuan, neighbouring Taipei, in the vicinity of the island's international airport.

Video shows the bus’s doors pressed against the highway’s guard rail, making exiting them impossible. Many of the bodies were found close to the door, according to local media. There has been no official reason for the cause of the accident.

It has been reported that 24 of those killed were Chinese nationals while the other two, the bus driver and a tour guide, were Taiwanese. The incident is the deadliest involving Chinese tourists visiting the island.

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