26 Feb '12, 4am

15 tourists killed, 19 injured in China bus plunge

BEIJING (AFP) - Fifteen tourists were killed and another 19 injured when their bus plunged into a ravine, Chinese authorities said - the latest deadly accident on the nation's dangerous roads. The incident happened on Saturday morning after the bus took a bend on a highway in Shanxi province, the government of Jincheng city - where the accident took place - said in a statement. So far, 15 people have died and another 19 have been taken to hospital, it said on Saturday, adding the bus had travelled from the neighbouring province of Henan and the exact cause of the accident was still being investigated. Photographs on the government's news website showed rescuers hauling passengers out of the 50-metre (165-feet) gorge on stretchers, some with blood on their faces, with the bus lying on its side, its windows completely smashed. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments po...

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