At least 28 people were killed in northern Taiwan when a tourist bus overturned on a highway on Monday, Central News Agency reported. Taiwanese television footage showed the bus careening toward a road barrier at a highway curve before flipping on its side.
Local authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.
The bus was carrying 44 people when it crashed Monday evening on the No. 5 expressway, the Taipei city fire department said.
Over 40 people were on board, and most were local elderly tourists returning from a cherry blossom tour in Taichung, local media said.
Rescue personnel used a crane to pry the vehicle open.