13 dead in China road accident

April 22nd, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, April 22 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and 21 injured in China’s Jiagnsu province when a tour bus and a truck collided Sunday morning, the provincial government said.

The accident occurred at 9.25 a.m. after a tour bus from Shanghai city drove through the barriers in the middle of the expressway. It collided with a truck coming from opposite direction in the Changshu section of the province’s Yanjiang Expressway, Xinhua reported.

Both vehicles overturned at the scene, the government spokesman said.

According to official reports, 33 passengers were aboard the bus when the accident occurred.

Six bus passengers and the truck driver of the truck were killed instantly, and six other people died after rescue efforts failed.

Among the 21 injured, four were in critical condition.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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