16 killed, 23 injured in China bus accident

Sixteen people were killed and 23 injured after a bus in which they were travelling crashed on an expressway in central China`s Henan Province, police said.

Updated: Jan 12, 2011, 19:29 PM IST

Beijing: Sixteen people were killed and
23 injured after a bus in which they were travelling crashed
on an expressway in central China`s Henan Province, police
said on Wednesday.

The accident happened in Xuchang City. The coach, that
belonged to the Pingdingshan Transport Company, crashed into
two cars that had already collided with each other today.

It then smashed through the expressway`s safety
barrier and hurtled down a slope before it overturned, deputy
head of the city traffic police Xi Hongyu said.

42 people, including a driver and a conductor, were
aboard the bus. Four of the bus passengers died at the scene.

Twelve died later in hospital. Six suffered severe
injuries.

PTI