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Chinese officials leave for Taiwan to assist families of bus accident victims

Updated: Jul 20, 2016 12:58 IST

Hong Kong, July 20 (ANI): Four Chinese officials left for Taiwan capital Taipei on Wednesday afternoon Taiwan to assist families of the 26 victims who had died in a major bus accident on Tuesday.

Twenty-six people, including 23 tourists and a tour guide from the Chinese mainland and two local people -- a driver and a tour guide -- were killed when a tour bus crashed into a barrier on a highway and caught fire near Taoyuan Airport in Taiwan on Tuesday.

According to Xinhua news agency, a majority of the tourists were from northeast China's Liaoning Province. (ANI)