Bus fire victims’ families sign settlements
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.