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    In Japan, 10 people died and 35 were injured when a tourist bus plunged from a mountain road near beauty spot about 65 miles (100 kms) west of Tokyo.

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    In Japan, 10 people died and 35 were injured when a tourist bus plunged from a mountain road near beauty spot about 65 miles (100 kms) west of Tokyo.

    SYNOPSIS: There were forty four Japanese tourists on the bus when it went out of control on its way down the winding road on Thursday (11 August) It careered off the shoulder of the road and fell 60 yard (metres) to a dry river bed below. All those on board were either killed or injured.

    Many of the passengers were thrown out of the bus as it rolled down the slope. Those trapped in the wreckage were freed by police and passing motorists and taken to hospital Several of those who survived the crash had serious injuries, and it was feared the death toll could rise even further.

    The sightseeing tour had been organised by a Japanese insurance company for its employees.

    For years the mountainous area around Kofu has been a popular beauty spot for residents of Tokyo, which is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. At weekends, thousands of Japanese escape in their cars to seek solitude in the mountains. The exact cause of the accident has not been established, but police have started an investigation.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8ZHPCA299NUBW3E4S8VKC4QCS
    Media URN:
    VLVA8ZHPCA299NUBW3E4S8VKC4QCS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/08/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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