Bus Crash Kills 32 In Taiwan

At least 32 people have been killed, and another 12 are injured, after a tour bus crashed and flipped onto its side, near the Taiwanese capital, Taipei.

At least 32 people were killed when a tour bus crashed near Taipei on Monday night, with television footage showing the bus careening toward a road barrier before flipping on its side.

Of 44 people on the bus, 30 were pronounced dead at the scene and two died in hospital, the fire department said, adding that 12 people were still being treated in hospitals around Taipei, the capital.

Many of the passengers were elderly, although the age range was early 20s to late 60s, according to city authorities.

The trip had been arranged by the Tieh Lien Hua Travel Agency, according to Taiwan’s tourism bureau.

An official with the agency said the tourists were “likely” all from Taiwan, but that it was still looking at passenger information.

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