Fri, April 24, 2009
China > HK/Taiwan

2 mainland tourists killed, 3 injured in Taiwan crane crash

2009-04-24 10:05:33 GMT2009-04-24 18:05:33 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Picture taken on April 24, 2009 shows the site of a crane crash accident in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan Province, on April 24, 2009. The tragedy occurred at 1:54 p.m. on Friday when a construction crane fell on a bus carrying 25 tourists from south China's Guangdong Province and smashed its rear part. At least two tourists were killed and three others seriously injured in the accident. (Xinhua/Zhang Yong)

Picture taken on April 24, 2009 shows a seriously damaged bus after it was hit by a fallen construction crane in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan Province, on April 24, 2009. At least three tourists from the Chinese mainland were killed and three others seriously injured in the crane crash accident in Taipei on Friday. (Xinhua/Zhang Yong)

TAIPEI, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Two tourists from the Chinese mainland were killed and three others injured, one critically, in a crane crash accident in Taipei on Friday.

The tragedy occurred when a construction crane fell on a bus carrying 25 tourists from China's southern Guangdong Province and smashed the rear of the bus.

One passenger died on the spot and another succumbed to injuries after being rushed to a local hospital.

The injured are being treated at the hospital and police are investigating the accident.

Earlier local reports said three were killed and three others injured.

The tourists had planned to leave Taiwan Saturday after their island trip was scheduled to end.

Add Your Comments:

Your Name:
Your Country:
Comment:
(English Only)
 
Please read our Terms of Service. Messages that harass, abuse or threaten others; have obscene or otherwise objectionable content; have spam, commercial or advertising content or links may be removed.

SPECIAL COVERAGE

MOST VIEWED

LATEST VIDEO

PICTURE GALLERY