19 dead in China school bus accident

2011-11-16 12:45
Beijing - Nineteen people, including 17 children, were killed in a school bus accident in China on Wednesday, local authorities and state media said.

Two adults were among those killed in the accident, which happened early at 09:40 in Yulinzi township in Gansu province, said an official surnamed Du from the Gansu safety bureau.

The bus was from the local kindergarten, the official Xinhua news agency said.

No other details were provided in the brief dispatch.

The fatal crash was the latest on China's notoriously dangerous roads, where drivers often flout traffic safety laws.

At least 35 people were killed and 18 injured in October when a bus rolled after colliding with a car on a highway near the northern port city of Tianjin.

In September, nine people were killed and more than 20 injured when a passenger bus rear-ended a cement truck on a highway in eastern China's Anhui province.

Almost 70 000 people died in road accidents in China in 2010 - around 190 fatalities a day - according to police statistics.

China overtook the US in 2009 to become the world's largest auto market.

Read more on:    china
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News
 

10 of the most ridiculous celebrity purchases, that cost millions!

From waterfalls to trips to space, find out what these celebrities were willing to spend a fortune on.

 
 

Luxury living

WATCH: Private luxury island for sale!
Karl Lagerfeld spotted with custom gold Apple Watch
The most luxurious dog house!
Must see: The world’s most expensive timepiece
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You may have extra responsibilities you need to deal with right now and you need to create the necessary boundaries and...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.