At least 14 dead in Japan tour bus mountain crash

Published: Friday 15th January 2016 by The News Editor

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An overnight tour bus on its way to a ski resort in central Japan has slid down a mountainside, killing at least 14 passengers and injuring 27 others.

Fire and disaster management authorities said the bus veered off to the opposite lane on a mountain road near the well-known resort town of Karuizawa, in Nagano state, smashing through a guardrail and sliding down the mountainside.

The bus was carrying 41 people, including two drivers, when it crashed in the early hours of Friday.

Media reports said the bus fell 12 feet down the mountainside and landed on its side, with its front window smashed in.

There was no snow or ice on the road surface.

Published: Friday 15th January 2016 by The News Editor

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