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10 people have died in a minibus crash in China

10 people have died in a minibus crash in China

10 people have died in a minibus crash in China

An overloaded minibus has fallen into a ravine in southern China's Guangxi region, killing five children and five adults, state media reported.

The official Xinhua News Agency said the nine-seat bus was carrying 20 people when it went off a mountain road and plunged into the ravine. The other 10 passengers were hospitalised with injuries, including a three-month-old infant in critical condition.

Survivors told state-run China Central Television that the group was travelling from the region's capital city of Nanning to Dahua county for a wedding.

Transportation safety remains a challenge in China's rural and mountainous areas. Overloading is common, partly because there are not enough bus services in remote regions and because travellers are likely to brush aside safety concerns.

PA