Taiwan Bus Fire Kills 26 Chinese Tourists

At least 26 Chinese tourists have died, after a tour bus they were travelling in crashed and caught fire, in Taiwan.

At least 26 people have died after a tour bus caught fire in Taiwan’s Taoyuan city, according to local officials.

The bus smashed into a roadside barrier on a national highway and caught fire, Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CNA) reported.

It had been bringing the group of Chinese tourists to Taoyuan Airport to catch a flight back to Dalian.

Officials said there were 24 tourists on board plus a local guide and driver.

“The fire moved very fast. All 26 died,” Lu Jui-yao, an official with the National Highway Police Bureau told Reuters.

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