December 16, 2009

KOREA: 17 Killed As Bus With Senior Citizens' Home Residents Veers Off Mountain

. SOEUL, Korea / MSNBC / Asia-Pacific / December 16, 2009 A tourist bus crash in South Korea has killed 17 people and injured 14 others. Police officer Park Sang-ho said the bus was carrying 31 people — all South Koreans in their 70s and 80s — when it veered off a mountainous road Wednesday evening and rolled about 20 meters (yards) down a hill in Gyeongju, about 280 kilometers (174 miles) southeast of Seoul. Rescue workers search for victims in a crashed bus in Gyeongju, South Korea, on Wednesday. Photo: Lee Seung-hyong/AP The crash left 17 people dead and the 14 others injured seriously. Park said the exact cause is under investigation. [rc] Copyright 2009 The Associated Press