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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