Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 July 2014

17 dead as bus collides with lorry

A collision between a bus loaded with migrant workers and a lorry has killed 17 people, according to reports

A collision between a bus loaded with migrant workers and a lorry has killed 17 people, China's state news agency reported.

Xinhua News Agency said 17 other people were injured in the crash early today near Zhangjiakou, a city north west of Beijing.

Xinhua said the bus carrying 34 migrant workers rear-ended a semi-trailer that was parked at the roadside.

Serious traffic accidents are common in China due to lax driving habits, overloaded vehicles and bad road conditions.