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Two Taiwanese killed in Jilin bus plunge

By Shelley Shan  /  STAFF REPORTER

A tour bus carrying tourists from Taiwan slid off a mountain road in China's Jilin Province, killing two female passengers and injuring 10 others.

The Chinese driver who operated the tour bus also died in the accident.

According to the Taipei Association of Travel Agents, the two female passengers were identified as 66-year-old Taipei resident Leu Hsiu-ching (呂秀清) and 62-year-old Taichung resident Lin Ching-miao (林清妙).

In addition, 69-year-old Taipei resident Kao Kuo-ho (高國和) and 69-year-old resident Yen Wen-hiung (顏文雄) suffered serious injuries.

The association said that the tour had been organized by the Taipei-based Everwinner Travel Agency.

A total of 20 tourists departed from Taipei on Friday for a 10-day tour to Changbaishan (長白山) in Jilin Province.

The accident occurred while the bus was on its way to a temple, amid slippery road conditions.

The injured passengers are being treated at a hospital in Yenchi (延吉) City.

An Everwinner spokesman said that family members of the deceased passengers have left Taiwan for China.

The Straits Exchange Foundation issued a statement yesterday saying that they have contacted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits and the Taiwan Businessmen Association in Changchun (長春) and requested that they provide the families with any needed assistance.

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