Taiwan bus crash - updates

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'Suicidal' driver caused fatal Taiwan bus inferno

Sep 10, 2016 - 9:00 PM

The probe uncovers dozens of phone records between the driver and his family in the days before the crash with relatives pleading for him not to commit suicide

INFERNO. Investigators inspect a bus carrying tourists from mainland China that crashed and caught fire along an expressway on its way to the airport in Taiwan's city of Taoyuan on July 19, 2016. Sam Yeh/AFP

Driver in deadly Taiwan tour bus crash was drunk – probe

Jul 29, 2016 - 3:45 PM

The discovery means the probe will now focus more on the driver s mental and physical state

DEADLY CRASH. Taiwanese investigators conduct investigation after a tourist bus crashed and burned in Taoyuan, Taiwan, 19 July 2016. Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Taiwan bus inferno kills 26, mainly China tourists

Jul 19, 2016 - 8:06 PM

Taiwan s interior ministry says the tour group of 24 people – 3 children 15 women and 6 men – was from China s northeastern city of Dalian

epa05431491 A handout photo released by the Taoyuan City Fire Department shows a tourist coach burning near the Taoyuan Internatinal Airport outside Taipei, Taiwan, 19 July 2016. All 26 people on board - 24 Chinese tourists, a Taiwanese guide and a Taiwanese driver - were burnt to death when the coach caught fire while travelling to the Taoyuan airport to return to China following an 8-day tour in Taiwan. Press reports said that the front pat of the coach caught fire on the highway, the driver swered the coach to hit the railing, hoping to stop the coach so that the tourists could get out, but the impact damaged the coach exit, trapping everyone inside the burning coach. EPA/TAOYUAN FIRE DEPARTMENT / HO BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES