26 killed as Taiwan tour bus bursts into flames

July 19, 2016 7:39 AM

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Up to 26 people were killed after a tour bus carrying Chinese tourists burst into flames on busy highway in Taiwan, local media reported.

Taiwan's official Central News agency said the accident took place on a highway south of the capital Taipei. It reported that the bus smashed into a roadside barrier and caught fire as it was taking vacationers to the airport. The cause of the accident is not known.

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