14 die in China

2012-04-08 08:32

Beijing - State media say a bus veered off a highway and into a ditch in northeast China, killing 14 of the 25 people on board.

The official Xinhua News Agency said in a brief report on Sunday that 11 people were hospitalised after the accident on Saturday afternoon in the coastal city of Dalian.

Xinhua said the cause of the crash was unknown and being investigated.

Road safety is a serious problem in China, with many accidents caused by poorly maintained roads and bad driving habits.