Taipei, One Taiwanese was killed and nine others injured in an accident Sunday on a street in Shanghai, China, officials and a travel agency in Taiwan have confirmed.
The Taiwanese were part of a 31-member tour group organized by Lion Travel Service, one of the largest travel agencies in Taiwan.
The incident took place Sunday morning, when a car driven by a Shanghai resident lost control and ran into pedestrians on a busy intersection in the city's Huangpu District, Taiwan's Tourism Bureau said.
A 45-year-old man was killed in the accident and nine other Taiwanese members of the tour group were injured, the bureau said.
Among the injured, three women were hospitalized with serious head and chest injuries, while the other six people were treated for minor injuries and released, the bureau said.
The Taipei-based Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), a semi-official agency responsible for handling contacts with China in the absence of official ties, said it was on top of the situation and ready to offer assistance to the victims' families upon request.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel