By: Cheng Chi-feng, Jay Chen and Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, Feb. 4 (CNA) Twenty-two people, mostly Chinese tourists, were injured Saturday when their tour bus hit an overpass in Taiwan’s southern port city of Kaohsiung, the Tourism Bureau said, adding that none of the injuries were life-threatening.
The accident occurred when the bus, which carried 28 people — including the driver, a tour guide and 26 visitors from southeastern China’s Zhejiang Province on a six-day trip that began on Feb. 1 — was going through a railway underpass with not enough clearing, the bureau said.
The local fire department said seven of the injured were children, all of whom sustained minor injuries.
Initial investigations showed that the driver’s unfamiliarity with local streets and lack of alertness may have been the cause of the accident. [FULL STORY]