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Taiwan bus carrying Chinese tourists crashes, kills all 26 on board

The passengers were on their way to Taoyuan, the island's main airport just south of the capital Taipei, for their flight back to China. (Representative image) Photograph: (AFP)

Reuters Taipei, Taiwan Jul 19, 2016, 07.18 AM (IST)

A Taiwan tour bus carrying tourists from China crashed into a highway railing en route to the airport today, catching fire and killing all 26 on board, Taiwan television station TVBS said.

The bus was carrying tourists on an eight-day tour organised by a travel agency in China's northeastern province of Liaoning, Taiwan tourism authorities said in a statement.

The cause of the fire was unclear. Taiwan authorities were investigating.

The passengers were on their way to Taoyuan, the island's main airport just south of the capital Taipei, for their flight back to China, TVBS said.

(Reuters)

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