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3 protesters to Taiwan's anti-China rally hurt in the 4-bus pile-up on their way home

Protesters from southern Taiwan wait in line to board a tour bus heading for the anti-China demonstration in Taipei yesterday.

Protesters from southern Taiwan wait in line to board a tour bus heading for the anti-China demonstration in Taipei yesterday.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The four-bus pile-up accident occurred near Tainan County's Hsiayin Section of the Sun Yat-sen National Freeway late last night as the group of people on board the bus returned from the mass demonstration to "oppose China's toxic products and safeguard Taiwan" in Taipei. 30 people on aboard the tour buses sustained minor and have been discharged from the hospital. But, three people are severely injured and are required to be kept in the SinLau Hospital of The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan for observation.

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is reported to visit the three injured in Tainan later today.

According to a TV station, one of the four drivers was chagrined after the accident and slashes the government for its failure to maintain traffic sign kilometers in advance of the narrowing of roadway to two-lane, and then one-lane for construction. As a result, bus drivers were not able to see clearly and respond in a timely manner.

by Taiwan News, Website Editorial Staff


Updated : 2021-01-23 01:10 GMT+08:00