11 killed, 40 injured in two road accidents in China

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 13:41

Beijing: At least 11 people were killed and 40 others injured today in two traffic accidents in China`s central Henan Province and northwestern Shaanxi Province.

A truck and a bus collided near a village in the Xixia County of Henan yesterday in which eight people were killed and 21 others injured.

In a separate incident, three people were killed and 19 others injured when a tourist bus carrying staff members of a local company collided with a truck on a highway in the Zhouzhi County of Shaanxi.

The bus driver suffered severe injuries and is being treated, while the truck driver and owner have been detained by police.

All the injured people have been rushed to a nearby hospital, according to local authorities.

Police and traffic authorities are further investigating the accidents.

PTI

First Published: Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 13:41

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