By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An unknown number of Taiwanese travelers might have been injured when a bus skidded in the snow and crashed in Iceland, but the three gravely injured were Chinese citizens, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday.
The hospital where the injured were treated refused to give out the nationality of the wounded without their consent due to local privacy regulations, MOFA said.
The bus was carrying 42 people, including an Icelandic driver and tour guide, with most of the passengers visitors from China, according to local media reports. Just before Tuesday noon, the bus reportedly skidded in the snow near Mosfellsbaer outside the capital Reykjavik and drove off an embankment where it came to rest on its side. [FULL STORY]