Bus with Chinese tourists catches fire in Taiwan, killing 26

July 19, 2016 7:54 AM

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Bus with Chinese tourists catches fire in Taiwan, killing 26

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A tour bus carrying visitors from China burst into flames on a highway near Taiwan’s capital on Tuesday, burning to death all 26 people on board, officials said, in the deadliest incident involving Chinese tourism to the island.

The accident took place on the No. 2 national highway in Taoyuan county, south of Taipei, where the island’s international airport is located, the county’s fire and rescue service said in a statement.

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