epa05791684 The wreckage of the tourist coach which crashed near Taipei, Taiwan, early 14 February 2017. A tourist coach carrying about 44 people crashed off a highway near Taipei on 13 February, leaving at least 32 dead. The coach crashed through the highway railing and flipped over off a slope, according to media reports. The tourists were on their way home after having visited the Wuling Farm in Taichung County to see cherry blossoms.  EPA/DAVID CHANG
epa05791684 The wreckage of the tourist coach which crashed near Taipei, Taiwan, early 14 February 2017. A tourist coach carrying about 44 people crashed off a highway near Taipei on 13 February, leaving at least 32 dead. The coach crashed through the highway railing and flipped over off a slope, according to media reports. The tourists were on their way home after having visited the Wuling Farm in Taichung County to see cherry blossoms. EPA/DAVID CHANG EPA/DAVID CHANG

Cherry blossom special kills 32

AT LEAST 32 people were killed when a tourist coach crashed near Taipei, Taiwan on Monday. The bus was carrying about 40 mostly elderly people home after a day trip to Wuling Farm to see cherry blossoms. An official from the Tieh Lien Hua Travel Agency that organised the trip said the tourists were "likely” all from Taiwan. It is unclear what caused the crash, however TV reports say police suspect the driver was speeding when the coach took a sharp turn on a highway. Video footage shows the bus crashing through a highway railing and flipping onto its side.


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