VI-20170818-59542-JPN – Vehicle Accident – Japan – Asia

Around 20 people were injured on Friday when a tour bus careened off a road in the town of Shimizu in Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost prefecture, the local fire department said. The tour bus was traveling along Route 24 in Shimizu when it skidded off the road and tumbled a few meters into a wooded, grassy area where it was found on its side, according to local firefighters. Rescue officials said the extent of the injuries of the 20 wounded passengers is not yet known, but patients are being transferred to the Shimizu Red Cross Hospital. A rescue helicopter has also been deployed to the scene, ...

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