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All but one S'pore tourist in Hokkaido bus crash discharged from hospital

All but one of the 33 Singaporean tourists involved in a road accident in Hokkaido earlier today (Oct 23) have been discharged from hospital, according to their travel agency.

The group was travelling around the Japanese island when their bus collided head-on with a truck.

The drivers of both vehicles were killed, while passengers of the bus mostly suffered minor injuries.

Hong Thai Travel spokesman Ms Stella Chow, said: "All but one of the passengers have been discharged from the hospital and are currently assisting the local police with their investigations into the crash."

"The last tourist was advised by the doctors to stay in the hospital another two days for observation," she said, adding that the agency would help the tourist "should he require any assistance". 

Ms Chow said the group would be continuing on their tour tomorrow (Oct 24).

"If there is enough time, they will try to complete what they missed out today," she said.

The group are on a seven-day tour of Hokkaido and are due back in Singapore on Sunday (Oct 26).


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S'poreans in Hokkaido bus crash unhurt, keen to continue tour, says travel agency

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