Two Irish tourists killed in freak road accident in Beijing

Two Irish tourists have died in a freak road accident in the Chinese capital, Beijing, today.

Two Irish tourists have died in a freak road accident in the Chinese capital, Beijing, today.

The accident happened at 9.30am local time when drainage pipes fell off the back of a truck and onto the rear of a minibus while the two vehicles were swerving to avoid each other at a crossroads.

The minibus was carrying six foreign tourists and their guide on a trip to the Great Wall.

An Irish man and woman were both killed along with a Dutch man who was also among the party.

A Department of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman said: “Our consular staff are investigating the reports. We have no other comment to make at the moment.”

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