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Tour bus crashes in Taiwan, at least 32 dead

Many of the injured were older passengers, local television reported.

By: Reuters | Taipei |
February 13, 2017 10:30:36 pm
Taiwan bus accident, Taiwan tour bus crash, Taiwan highway accident, Taiwan 32 dead accident, Taiwan, Taiwan rescue efforts, Overturned bus highway Taiwan, World news Cranes hoist the frame of a bus which crashed after an accident on a highway in Taipei, Taiwan February 14, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

At least 32 people were killed and more were taken to hospital after a tour bus crashed on a highway in Taiwan on Monday. The bus was carrying 45 people and 13 of them were sent to nearby hospitals, according to the local fire department.

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Television footage showed pictures of rescue crews trying to raise the overturned bus on the side of the highway with ambulances and fire trucks lined up along the bend of the road.

Many of the injured were older passengers, local television reported. It was unclear what caused the accident.

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