18 Feb '12, 6am

34 injured in Chinese tourist bus accident in Hualien: A tour bus carrying mainland Chinese tourists collided in...

34 injured in Chinese tourist bus accident in Hualien: A tour bus carrying mainland Chinese tourists collided in...

The China Post/Asia News Network Saturday, Feb 18, 2012 A tour bus carrying mainland Chinese tourists collided into the hillside and rolled over in Hualien yesterday, injuring 34, according to the Hualien County Fire Department. Along with the driver and tour guide, the bus was carrying 32 tourists. It hit the hillside due to poor weather conditions, seriously injuring 10 passengers, with the rest suffering minor injuries. Earlier reports stated a female tourist died of a cardiac arrest. Hsu Kao-ching, secretary-general of Taiwan's travel agents association, pointed out that the Chinese tourist group consisted of members from 18 provinces in China on a Beijing Opera exchange trip with a Taipei Beijing Opera association. The visit was categorized under business purposes. The Directorate General of Highways revealed that the accident occurred at the 43-kilometer mark on Prov...

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