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At least 32 killed in Taiwan bus crash
   2017-02-14 00:18:33    Xinhua      Web Editor: Wangxin

The rescue work is underway after a bus crash in Taiwan.[Photo: Sina Weibo]

At least 32 people were killed after a tour bus overturned on a highway in Taipei on Monday evening, according to local authorities.

The bus was carrying 44 people, including the driver and a tour guide. Most of the passengers were seniors, local fire department said.

Among the dead, 30 were killed on the spot and two others died in hospital. The other 12 people are being treated in hospital, according to the fire department.

There were no tourists from the Chinese mainland or foreign countries on the bus, local police said.

While returning from a cherry blossom tour in Taichung City, the bus, suspected of speeding, crashed into the guardrail at about 9:06 p.m. and veered off the highway.

Local authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.

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