Last updated: 01:09 PM ET, Sun June 26 2016

Tour Bus Crash in China Kills 35, Injures 11 More

Impacting Travel | Amy Coyne Bredeson | June 26, 2016

Tour Bus Crash in China Kills 35, Injures 11 More

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A tour bus in China’s Hunan Province crashed into a guardrail Sunday morning, killing at least 35 people, local officials told Xinhua News Agency. Two children were among the dead. 

The bus collided with the guardrail at about 10:20 a.m. on a highway in Yizhang, Xinhua reported. An oil leak then led to a fire, the government told Xinhua.

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There were 55 people aboard the tour bus, the county government of Yizhang told Xinhua. Four people were seriously injured; eleven total were taken to the hospital.

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State Councilor and public security minister Guo Shengkun has ordered an investigation into the cause of the wreck, Xinhua reported. The driver of the bus is in police custody. A team of workers led by Vice Public Security Minister Huang Ming’s is traveling to Hunan oversee the investigation.


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