‘Multiple casualties’ in North Korea bus crash: Chinese media

Major bus accident that caused a large number of Chinese casualties, China’s state media report

Tens of thousands of Chinese tourists are believed to visit North Korea every year, with many crossing through the Chinese border city of Dandong


Tens of thousands of Chinese tourists are believed to visit North Korea every year, with many crossing through the Chinese border city of Dandong

BEIJING: Chinese tourists have been involved in a major bus accident in North Korea that caused a large number of casualties, China’s state media and the government said on Monday, without giving a precise break-up.

Chinese visitors account for about 80 percent of all foreign tourists to North Korea, says a South Korean think-tank, the Korea Maritime Institute, which estimates that tourism generates about $44 million each year in revenue for the isolated country.

Chinese diplomats have rushed to the scene of Sunday’s accident in North Hwanghae province, the foreign ministry said.

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