First injured tour bus crash victim discharged from hospital

Taipei--A woman who was injured 10 days ago in one of the deadliest tour bus accidents in Taiwan's history was discharged from hospital Thursday, while 10 others severely injured in the accident remained in hospital, including two still in intensive care, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare.

The accident occurred on Feb. 13, when a tour bus returning from a day trip in central Taiwan crashed near a freeway ramp in eastern Taipei, claiming the lives of the driver, a tour guide and 31 mostly senior passengers.

According to ministry statistics as of 9:30 a.m. Thursday, a 54-year-old woman surnamed Pan was discharged from hospital, while another woman in her fifties was transferred from an intensive care unit (ICU) to a general ward. Currently, 10 others are still in hospital, including two in ICUs and eight in general wards.

Pan suffered 10 fractured ribs but was listed in stable condition and has become the first of the injured to be discharged, according to the ministry.

The 10 others who survived the crash are being treated at different hospitals in Taipei and neighboring New Taipei.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel