Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 September 2014

Ten killed in China buses collision

A head-on crash between two buses in southern China killed 10 people and injured 43 (AP)

A head-on crash between two buses in southern China killed 10 people and injured an additional 43, the second major bus accident in two days.

The buses, one carrying 55 people and the other 28, collided on a road in Hechi city in Guangxi province, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

A head-on crash on Sunday between a truck and bus in north-eastern Liaoning province killed 32 people and injured another 24 after a truck travelling on the wrong side of the road ploughed into the bus, bursting into flames on impact.

Xinhua said the latest accident occurred about 2am local time, and neither bus was overloaded.

The cause of the accident is under investigation and no other details were immediately known.

Road accidents are common in China because of overloaded and unsafe vehicles, poor road conditions and bad driving habits.

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