At least 14 people were killed and 27 wounded when an overnight tour bus on its way to a ski resort in central Japan veered off the road and slid down the mountainside.
The bus was carrying 41 people, including two drivers who took turns at the wheel. The accident occurred in the early hours of Friday local time near the town of Karuizawa in the Nagano prefecture.
Fire and disaster management officials say the bus veered off to the opposite lane on a mountain road before ramming through a guardrail and sliding down the mountainside.
Japanese media outlets reported that the bus fell three meters (12 feet) down the mountainside and landed on its side, with the front of the vehicle sustaining the most damage. Read more…