16 killed in China accident

January 5th, 2012 - 6:08 am ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Jan 5 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed when a bus carrying more than 50 people fell from a highway bridge in icy conditions into a a 10-metre-deep crevice in China, officials said.

The accident took place in southwest Guizhou province Wednesday evening, Xinhua reported.

The bus carrying 56 people from Yiwu in Zhejiang province was on its way to Luzhou in Sichuan province, when it met with the accident while travelling on an icy section of the expressway.

Several parts of Guizhou province were Wednesday hit by heavy snow, which led to wet and slippery roads and caused several accidents.

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