Chinese’ Tour Bus skidding off an icy road in New Zealand, leaves 22 injured

Chinese’ Tour Bus skidding off an icy road in New Zealand, leaves 22 injured

Dunedin : New Zealand | Jul 06, 2012 at 2:08 PM PDT
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A road accident on the Te Anau-Mossburn Highway left 22 injured in New Zealand. A Worldway tour bus carrying 30 people, all Chinese, slid on black ice and thus ended up rolled on the road. The accident occurred the other night and authorities said the injury victims were taken to Southland and Dunedin Hospitals.

It is reported that two buses were travelling in the Southland area at 40 to 50km/h when one of them slid and after spinning 180 degree, the vehicle came off the road backwards. The passengers who remained unarmed in the crash said that the bus ended up in a power pole after rolling on its side.

Among the injured was a 9-year-old boy who had to spend the night at hospital but was released early morning today. According to The New Zealand Transport Authority, light showers may have been the major factor behind the accident as the roads were rapidly deteriorated due to rains at around 8 a.m.

However, the entire region experienced heavy fog and frosts over the past five days, leaving the roads in treacherous conditions, said Peter Robinson the Southland area manager. There were reports of at least three more crashes almost in the same region these days.

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A Tour Bus after a fatal accident
The Tour Bus in picture above met an accident in New Zealand, leaving 22 Chinese passengers injured last night.
NadeemIftekhar is based in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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