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.