Tourist Bus on Fire – level 2

05-08-2016 07:00

Amateur video shows the horrifying scene after a bus which carried a group of tourists caught fire. It happened on a road to Taiwan’s main international airport. All 26 people on board, including a driver and a tour guide, died in the accident.

Fire officials said that the fire was already quite big by the time people reported it and that the bus was seen going from side to side before it crashed into a guard rail. The fire officials suggested that the fire probably moved quickly and so no one could escape.

The passengers were from China and they were on their way to the airport. The cause of the fire is unclear. People have started an investigation.

Difficult words: guard rail (a rail on the side of a road), escape (run away from), investigation (an official attempt to find out the truth).

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