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13 killed in bus accident in China

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

At least 13 people were killed and six othersinjured today when a bus fell into a river from a bridge in southwest China's Guizhou Province, officials said today.

The accident took place in Kaiyang, an outer county of the provincial capital Guiyang, the county said in a statement.



The 19-seater bus, en route from Kaiyang to Weng'an county in Bouyei-Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Qiannan, veered off a bridge and fell into the river, state-run Xinhua agency reported.

At least 13 people were killed and six others injured in the accident, the report said, adding that a probe has been launched into the accident.

Local police are holding several people in custody for questioning, it said.

Fatal road accidents are a serious problem in China, where traffic regulations are often flouted.

The country's frequently overcrowded long-distance buses are prone to accidents, with individual incidents regularly causing dozens of deaths.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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13 killed in bus accident in China

At least 13 people were killed and six othersinjured today when a bus fell into a river from a bridge in southwest China's Guizhou Province, officials said today. The accident took place in Kaiyang, an outer county of the provincial capital Guiyang, the county government said in a statement. The 19-seater bus, en route from Kaiyang to Weng'an county in Bouyei-Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Qiannan, veered off a bridge and fell into the river, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. At least 13 people were killed and six others injured in the accident, the report said, adding that a probe has been launched into the accident. Local police are holding several people in custody for questioning, it said. Fatal road accidents are a serious problem in China, where traffic regulations are often flouted. The country's frequently overcrowded long-distance buses are prone to accidents, with individual incidents regularly causing dozens of deaths. At least 13 people were killed and six othersinjured today when a bus fell into a river from a bridge in southwest China's Guizhou Province, officials said today.

The accident took place in Kaiyang, an outer county of the provincial capital Guiyang, the county said in a statement.

The 19-seater bus, en route from Kaiyang to Weng'an county in Bouyei-Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Qiannan, veered off a bridge and fell into the river, state-run Xinhua agency reported.

At least 13 people were killed and six others injured in the accident, the report said, adding that a probe has been launched into the accident.

Local police are holding several people in custody for questioning, it said.

Fatal road accidents are a serious problem in China, where traffic regulations are often flouted.

The country's frequently overcrowded long-distance buses are prone to accidents, with individual incidents regularly causing dozens of deaths.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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13 killed in bus accident in China

At least 13 people were killed and six othersinjured today when a bus fell into a river from a bridge in southwest China's Guizhou Province, officials said today.

The accident took place in Kaiyang, an outer county of the provincial capital Guiyang, the county said in a statement.

The 19-seater bus, en route from Kaiyang to Weng'an county in Bouyei-Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Qiannan, veered off a bridge and fell into the river, state-run Xinhua agency reported.

At least 13 people were killed and six others injured in the accident, the report said, adding that a probe has been launched into the accident.

Local police are holding several people in custody for questioning, it said.

Fatal road accidents are a serious problem in China, where traffic regulations are often flouted.

The country's frequently overcrowded long-distance buses are prone to accidents, with individual incidents regularly causing dozens of deaths.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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