Tourist Bus on Fire – level 3

05-08-2016 07:00

Amateur video captures the horrifying scene after a bus carrying a group of tourists caught fire on route to Taiwan’s main international airport. All 26 people on board, including a driver and a tour guide, were killed in the accident which happened on a busy road in Tau Yuan County.

Fire officials said the blaze was already quite big by the time it was reported and that the bus was seen swaying from side to side before it crashed into a guard rail. They suggested the fire may have spread quickly and so no one could escape.

In a statement, authorities said, “The bus was carrying 24 tourists from mainland China on an 8-day tour.”

The passengers were on their way to the airport for their flight home when the accident happened. The cause of the fire is unclear. An investigation has been launched.

Difficult words: capture (to film), sway (to move from one side to another), launch (to start).


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