4 Jul 2010

Fatal bus crash on bridge

5:52 am on 4 July 2010

A bus has fallen from a bridge near the main international airport serving the South Korean capital Seoul, killing 12 passengers.

The BBC reports another 12 passengers were injured when the bus fell about 10 metres from the bridge onto a construction site below.

Some reports said the bus was trying to avoid a parked car when it hit a guard rail and toppled over.

The bus was travelling from Songdo district in Incheon City to Incheon international airport, 20km away.

The bridge links Incheon with the airport, which is 70km west of Seoul, on Yeongjong island.