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.
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.
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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