Chi­nese tourists in­jured as buses col­lide in Alis­han

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Six peo­ple suf­fered mi­nor in­juries when two tour buses car­ry­ing Chi­nese vis­i­tors and a truck were in­volved in an ac­ci­dent in the moun­tain­ous Alis­han re­sort area in South­ern Tai­wan on Mon­day af­ter­noon.

The col­li­sion oc­curred at around 2:39 p.m. on the Alis­han High­way near the Chukou Vis­i­tor and Ad­min­is­tra­tion Cen­ter in Chi­ayi County when one tour bus rear ended the other bus, send­ing it into the back of the truck in front of it.

Lo­cal po­lice said it was not clear whether or not moun­tain rains and slip­pery roads caused the ac­ci­dent, and fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion was needed to de­ter­mine the cause of the crash.

The in­jured pas­sen­gers were sent to the hos­pi­tal for treat­ment. Most of them sus­tained bruises to their limbs, ac­cord­ing to the Chi­ayi County fire depart­ment.

The two buses were car­ry­ing Chi­nese trav­el­ers from Shanxi and Jiangsu prov­inces, re­spec­tively, with both groups in Tai­wan on eight-day tours, the Tourism Bureau said.

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