Japan tour bus veers off mountain road; 14 dead

January 15, 2016 3:02 AM

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Japan tour bus veers off mountain road; 14 dead

(CNN)Fourteen people were killed when a bus ferrying tourists to a ski resort in central Japan rolled off a mountain roadway in the early hours of Friday morning, according to local authorities.

The bus was carrying 41 people to Kita Shiga, a popular ski resort in Shiga Prefecture when it crashed near the town of Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, according to local police. Twenty-seven people were injured.

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