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Chinese tourists sustain light injuries in bus accident in Japan's Hokkaido

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-12-12 10:35

TOKYO - A sightseeing bus carrying 26 Chinese tourists had an accident in Hokkaido, northern Japan on Monday and some of the tourists sustained light injuries, China's consulate general in Sapporo confirmed.

The injured tourists have returned to hotel after receiving treatments in hospital, according to the consulate general.

Local media reported earlier that a sightseeing bus carrying 28 people including the driver and a guide, had an accident around 6:20 pm local time in Hakodate city, Hokkaido.

The bus, 3.7 meters high, collided with a fly-over crossing 3 meters high, according to the Kyodo News.

The consulate general has not been informed of the cause of the accident yet and will keep in close touch with local police.

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