Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 September 2014

10 dead as tourist bus overturns

Twn people died when a tourist bis overturned in southern China

A tourist bus carrying many elderly passengers has overturned on a winding highway in southern China, leaving 10 people dead and 33 injured, Chinese state media said.

The reports said the bus carrying 49 people may have blown a tyre, causing the vehicle to flip over into a ditch outside Zhangjiajie city on Sunday afternoon.

China's roads are notoriously dangerous, with car ownership and travel soaring in recent years as incomes rise.

Earlier this month 35 people died after a bus and car collided near the northern port city of Tianjin.

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