Saturday, 19 July 2014

38 killed when van carrying flammable liquid hits bus in China

A van carrying flammable liquid rammed into a bus in China early Saturday, sparking a fiery explosion that left 38 people dead, state media reported.

Both drivers were among the fatalities in the accident in Hunan Province, according to Xinhua news agency.

Five people were injured, but the fate of the other passengers is unclear. The bus had the capacity to carry 53 people, Xinhua said.

The accident destroyed five cars.

Authorities extinguished the fire, but a rescue effort is under way.

Fatal road accidents are a serious problem in China. In June last year at least 38 people were killed when fire engulfed a bus during evening rush hour in the city of Xiamen, Fujian.

A 2011 study by a group of Chinese and US researchers concluded that the number of deadly accidents was two times higher than the police claimed.

Saturday 19 July 2014


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