China bus fire toll rises to 27

June 7th, 2009 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Chengdu (China), June 7 (Xinhua) The toll in a bus fire accident in China Sunday rose to 27 after two more passengers succumbed to their injuries, an official said.
The two victims had received severe burn injuries after the bus in which they were travelling caught fire in southwest China Friday. Seventy-six people were injured in the blaze.

Eighteen people are still in critical condition, Yang Wei, director of Chengdu City Health Bureau, said.

The bus was on its way from Tianhui Township to Sichuan provincial capital of Chengdu at the time of the accident.

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