Twelve dead as bus falls off elevated road

Twelve dead as bus falls off elevated road

A bus fell off an elevated road as it was heading to South Korea’s main airport, killing 12 passengers and injuring another 12, police said today.

Police official Kang Bong-soo said the bus hit a guard-rail as it was trying to avoid a broken-down car and fell about 30 feet from the road near a bridge in Incheon, west of Seoul.

He said the bus was carrying 24 people, and the driver and a 52-year-old Mongolian man were among the injured as well as two children aged five and seven.

Police said the injured were being treated in nearby hospitals, and most were not in a serious condition.

The bridge, which opened last year, links Incheon and nearby Yeongjong Island - home to Incheon International Airport.

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