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6 die in tour bus crash

AN executive of a Taiwanese food company in central China's Hubei Province was among six people killed in a traffic accident on Sunday, local authorities confirmed yesterday.

A tour bus carrying 34 people overturned after hitting a parked truck on a mountainous road in Wufeng County at 1:50pm, according to the county's publicity department.

Onboard the bus were two drivers, two tour guides and 30 tourists, 25 of whom were from the Wuhan Uni-President Food Co Ltd, wholly owned by Taiwan's biggest food maker, Uni-President Enterprises Corporation. Twenty-eight were injured.

Cai Tianci, a 55-year-old company executive from Taiwan, and five employees aged from 23 to 38 were killed in the accident, said Wang Yunyang, chief of Wufeng's publicity department.

Four adults and three children who were seriously injured were transferred to a nearby city for further treatment.

Zou Yilin, a vice head of the No. 1 People's Hospital of Yidu City, told Xinhua news agency that a 10-year-old boy suffered a skull fracture, but all seven patients were described as stable.


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