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Tour bus flips over on Taiwan highway, killing 17 people

  • Bodies are covered at the scene  of a crash where a bus collided with a car on a highway in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. A tour bus has flipped over on a highway near Taiwan's capital, killing over 30 people and trapping many others, officials said. (AP Photo)

    Bodies are covered at the scene of a crash where a bus collided with a car on a highway in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. A tour bus has flipped over on a highway near Taiwan's capital, killing over 30 people and trapping many others, officials said. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Members of rescue team at the scene where a bus collided with a car on a highway in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. A tour bus has flipped over on a highway near Taiwan's capital, killing over 30 people and trapping many others, officials said.  (AP Photo)

    Members of rescue team at the scene where a bus collided with a car on a highway in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. A tour bus has flipped over on a highway near Taiwan's capital, killing over 30 people and trapping many others, officials said. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, the wreckage of a crashed tourist bus is lifted on a highway in Taipei, Taiwan Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. The bus carrying Taiwanese tourists on a trip to view cherry blossoms flipped over on an expressway ramp in Taiwan's capital on Monday, killing more than 30 people and injuring many others, officials said. (Ou Dongqu/Xinhua via AP)

    In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, the wreckage of a crashed tourist bus is lifted on a highway in Taipei, Taiwan Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. The bus carrying Taiwanese tourists on a trip to view cherry blossoms flipped over on an expressway ramp in Taiwan's capital on Monday, killing more than 30 people and injuring many others, officials said. (Ou Dongqu/Xinhua via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A tour bus has flipped over on a highway near Taiwan's capital, killing 17 people and trapping many others.

Taiwan's Central News Agency said about 40 people were on board the bus when it turned over on a ramp near Taipei on Monday evening.

It said numerous passengers were trapped inside the bus.

No other information was immediately available.