Chinese tourists are killed in Taiwan after tour bus bursts in flames

July 19, 2016 6:59 AM

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A tour bus carrying visitors from China burst into flames on a highway near Taiwan's capital on Tuesday, killing 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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