Troops 'killed 32'

TAIPEI - A Taiwanese government source, quoting intelligence reports, said yesterday a group of renegade Chinese soldiers murdered 24 Taiwanese tourists and eight Chinese crewmen, who died in a mysterious boat fire in China last month. The source said soldiers of the People's Liberation Army, armed with flamethrowers, robbed and burned to death the tourists and crew of the boat on Qiandao Lake on 31 March. Reuter