14 dead in Japan tour bus crash

15 Jan, 2016 10:15 am

TOKYO (92 News) – At least 14 people were reportedly killed after a bus driving tourists in central Japanese Nagano prefecture veered off a road. About 40 passengers were aboard the bus.

Over 25 passengers have been hospitalized with injuries, 19 of whom remain in serious condition. The bus crossed into the oncoming lane and plunged off the road near the town of Karuizawa, some 120 kilometers northwest of Tokyo.

The vehicle was heading from the Gunma prefecture to ski resorts in Nagano. The bus originally left Tokyo’s Harajuku district on Thursday night. The cause of the crash was not immediately clear. Police said that there was no ice on the road at the time of the accident.

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