Two killed in Taiwan road accident

May 8th, 2012 - 5:24 am ICT by IANS  

Taipei, May 8 (IANS) At least two people have died and 22 injured, seven of them seriously, in an accident which involved two buses and a car in a tunnel in Taiwan.

The three vehicles collided Monday afternoon while dodging a stationary van in the tunnel. The car caught fire instantly after being hit from behind by one of the buses, causing death of the driver and a passenger in the car, Xinhua reported.

While hundreds of other people were successfully relocated from the tunnel which was briefly engulfed by heavy smoke after the accident, an official press release said.

The tunnel, which is part of a north-to-south highway linking Yilan county to Taipei, is about 55 km to the southeast of the island’s capital.

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