Japan’s transport ministry says it will consider setting standards for the structural durability of large buses, following a deadly bus crash last month.
The accident occurred in central Japan. Fifteen people died after the tour bus went off a hillside.
A photo obtained by NHK shows the severely damaged roof of the bus and a number of passenger seats that had been crushed.
Another photo shows the driver’s side of the bus was completely destroyed.
Transport ministry officials say there is no legal standard for the structural durability of large buses, and manufacturers have voluntarily conformed to international standards.
Officials say they will consider introducing safety requirements and other measures to make large buses stronger and safer.
Source and image: NHK