Taiwan buses recalled after deadly fire disaster


TAIPEI: Taiwan authorities ordered some tour buses off the road Wednesday after one caught fire and killed 26 on board as questions swirl over why emergency doors and windows did not open. Local media reported that bodies were found stacked at the escape routes at the back of the bus full of Chinese tourists, which caught fire then crashed through an expressway barrier Tuesday on its way to Taipei’s main airport in Taoyuan. Investigators believe mechanical or electrical failure near the driver’s seat may have led to the disaster, according to reports. The China Times said preliminary investigations had also found emergency door handles may have been distorted by heat from the inferno inside the bus.



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