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  •   Home > News > Law and Order

    The driver of a Chinese tour bus which crashed near Rotorua just over a year ago has been sentenced to four and a half months' home detention

    The driver of a Chinese tour bus which crashed near Rotorua just over a year ago has been sentenced to four and a half months' home detention


    Five people were killed in the crash.

    Junwei Zhang, has also been disqualified from driving for 18 months, and ordered to pay 13-thousand dollars reparation to the victims, and their families.

    He'd previously pleaded guilty to charges of careless use of a motor vehicle causing death - and eight charges of careless use of a motor vehicle - causing injury.

    The bus was carrying 27 people when it rolled on State Highway Five at Ngatira.

    © 2020 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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