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12 dead as bus falls off elevated road in S Korea

world Updated: Jul 03, 2010 21:08 IST

A bus fell off an elevated road as it was heading to South Korea's main airport, killing 12 passengers, including a Korean-American man, and injuring another 12, police said on Saturday.

Police official Kang Bong-soo said the bus struck a guardrail as it was trying to avoid a broken-down car and fell about 10 meters from the road near a bridge on Saturday afternoon in Incheon, west of Seoul. Police said the Korean-American man was 42 years old but gave no further details.

He said the bus was carrying 24 people, and the driver, a 52-year-old American man and a 23-year-old Mongolian woman are among the injured as well as two children ages 5 and 7.

Police did not identify the two injured foreigners. A doctor at Inha University Hospital in Incheon declined to comment on condition of the 52-year-old American man, citing patient privacy. Police said the injured were being treated in nearby hospitals, and some were in serious condition.

The bridge, which opened last year, links Incheon and nearby Yeongjong Island home to Incheon International Airport.