Taiwan pays NT$6.6 million each to families of bus fire victims

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/11/16
By: Wang Shu-fen and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, Nov. 16 (CNA) Taiwan authorities have reached a settlement with the relatives of almost all the

CNA file photo

CNA file photo

Chinese tourists who were killed in a tour bus fire on July 19, agreeing to NT$6.64 million (US$208,917) per victim, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said Wednesday.

The ministry said the relatives of 23 of the 24 victims have signed the settlement agreement and 22 of them have already received NT$6.64 million in compensation from the company with which the bus was insured.

The 23rd payment will be made when the victim’s relatives provide all the required documents, the MOTC said.

Regarding the family that did not sign the settlement agreement, they have received the NT$2 million in compulsory insurance compensation that was due to all the victims on the tour bus, the ministry said.    [FULL  STORY]

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