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Bus veers into opposite lane in China, 36 killed

China, accident

Initial investigation reported that the accident was caused by a flat tire.



By Reuters

Published: Sun 29 Sep 2019, 7:08 AM

Last updated: Sun 29 Sep 2019, 9:13 AM

A bus veered into the opposite lane in China on Saturday morning, hitting a truck and killing 36 people, according to an official police notice.
The bus, which was driving north, broke through a barrier dividing two lanes on a motorway and crashed into a truck carrying three people moving in the opposite direction, said police from the city of Yixing in Jiangsu province.

An initial investigation reported that the accident was caused by a flat tire, according to the Xinhua news agency in a Sunday story.

The statement added that 36 people were also injured, 9 seriously. Authorities sent emergency responders to the site immediately.
 


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