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Truck hits bus with Taiwanese tourists in Hokkaido, Japan

Only truck driver and passenger were injured

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Hokkaido is a popular winter destination for Taiwanese travelers (photo by Wakimasa)

Hokkaido is a popular winter destination for Taiwanese travelers (photo by Wakimasa) (Wikimedia Commons photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A truck hit a bus carrying 31 Taiwanese tourists and their guide on the Japanese island of Hokkaido Wednesday, but none of them was injured.

All passengers had been wearing seat belts at the time of the accident, travel agency Cola Tour said.

The incident occurred around 10:20 a.m. local time Wednesday, when a truck suddenly slammed into the tour bus, the Apple Daily reported.

While the Taiwanese travelers and their guide escaped only with fear, the driver of the truck and his passenger sustained injuries and were transferred to hospital.

Another bus was mobilized and the tourists continued on their itinerary, according to the Apple Daily. The group had arrived in Hokkaido on February 5 and was due to return to Taiwan on February 9.


Updated : 2021-03-08 21:17 GMT+08:00