Fifteen killed when bus plunges into gorge in southwest China

August 7th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by BNO News  

CHENGDU, CHINA (BNO NEWS) — A bus plunged into a gorge in southwest China on Saturday, killing fifteen people and injuring another, according to state-run media.

The accident happened around 3.15 p.m. local time on a mountain road in Meishan City, in the country’s Sichuan Province, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.

Xinhua reported, citing a spokesman with the Sichuan Provincial Work Safety Administration, that sixteen people were aboard the bus when it crashed. All but one of those on board were killed, he said.

Local authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.

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