Bus fire vic­tims’ fam­i­lies sign set­tle­ments

China Daily (USA) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Fam­i­lies of all but one vic­tim of a tour bus fire in Tai­wan have signed set­tle­ment agree­ments with in­sur­ance com­pa­nies, of­fi­cials said. But some rel­a­tives ex­pressed out­rage, say­ing they had been left with no choice but to sign.

Twenty-four peo­ple from the main­land were killed in the crash last week. An in­ves­ti­ga­tion is un­der­way. The tour bus crashed into a bar­rier on a high­way and caught fire near Tai­wan Taoyuan In­ter­na­tional Air­port on July 19.

Of­fi­cials said that fam­i­lies of 23 vic­tims had signed cre­ma­tion and set­tle­ment agree­ments. One vic­tim’s fam­ily en­trusted the case to lawyers and de­clined to sign.

Rel­a­tives of the vic­tims will be pro­vided com­pen­sa­tion of around $210,000 each, an of­fi­cial said.

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