32 dead in Taiwan's worst highway accident for decades
- Safety questions -The bus was reported to be 19 years old and belonged to an agency that runs tours across Taiwan. Responding to speculation about the condition of the bus and whether it was speeding, Taipei Deputy Mayor Teng Chia-chi said police were investigating and would "report when the cause is clarified." Teng confirmed the passengers had been visiting Wuling Farm in Taichung, which is famous for cherry blossoms at this time of year. It is the worst highway accident since 1986, when a bus fell into a river in central Taiwan, killing 42, CNA reported. An investigation into last year's fatal bus inferno outside Taipei found the driver had intentionally set fire to it in a suicide bid before it veered into a crash barrier. The incident prompted Chinese authorities to demand the island take measures to improve safety for mainland visitors. Several fatal incidents in Taiwan in the past two years have triggered safety probes. In February 2015, a TransAsia plane crashed into a river in Taipei, killing 43 on board -- including 28 mainland Chinese tourists. A report by investigators confirmed the pilot had shut down the wrong engine after the other one failed. In June 2015, coloured corn starch sprayed over crowds at a water park party near Taipei ignited due to the heat of stage lights, killing 15 and injuring more than 500. The organiser of the event was jailed for negligence. The collapse of a residential block during an earthquake in the southern city of Tainan in February last year, which left 115 dead, also led to an investigation which showed builders had cut corners.