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18 killed as bus plunges into lake in China

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

At least 18 people were killed and two others injured today when a bus they were travelling in plunged into a roadside lake in central China's Hubei province.

The bus carrying 20 people with the accident near Miaoling Township in Ezhou City, killing 18 people, head of the information office of the city said.

Two people, including the driver, have been rescued. They have been admitted to a hospital with minor injuries.

The driver, surnamed Li, is in police custody, state-run Xinhua agency reported.

Ezhou's publicity department said the victims have been identified and the bus has been pulled out of the water.

According to Ma Yichun, a work safety and supervision official for the city, heavy fog with visibility of less than 100 meters may have been connected to the accident.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, December 02 2016. 10:22 IST