Taiwan Tour Group Hit by Landslide: One Dead

A bus carrying a tour group from Taiwan was hit by a landslide in Fujian Province, China, this morning August 13. Twenty-two of the 23 people on board managed to escape through an emergency exit in the roof. A middle-aged Taiwanese woman died at the scene, and 12 are injured, including 2 seriously.

At 10:43am this morning, the bus was traveling through Yongding District when the landslide caused by heavy rains hit the bus and flipped it over. Local villagers rushed to help people out of the overturned vehicle, while three fire trucks were dispatched.

rescue workers dig a woman out of a landslide
A woman is dug out by rescue workers after a bus was hit by a landslide in Fujian Province, China, August 13, 2016
Survivors of a landslide in Fujian Province after they escaped through an emergency exit in the roof of a bus.
Survivors of a landslide in Fujian Province after they escaped through an emergency exit in the roof of a bus.
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