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17 dead as bus collides with lorry

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.

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