Bus crash victim families demand reparations

The China Post
Date: February 19, 2017
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Families of the 33 victims in Monday’s fatal freeway bus crash have

Family members of the 33 victims in Monday’s fatal bus crash attend a meeting with industry and government representatives in Taipei, Saturday, Feb. 18. (AP)

called for the government to grant national compensation to relatives of the deceased.

They issued the call at a coordination meeting Saturday morning at the Taipei City Mortuary Service Second Funeral Parlor, where the bodies of the victims were housed.

The meeting started with apologies extended by government representatives and Chou Bi-chang, founder of Iris Travel Service Co., whose bus careened off an exit ramp on National Freeway No. 3, killing the driver, the tour guide and 31 members of a tour group organized by the firm. Eleven other tour group members were seriously injured.

‘Substantive’ Assistance Sought

Some family members rebuffed the officials’ apology, saying the government should do more than offer condolences.    [FULL  STORY]

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