30 dead, 21 injured after bus catches fire in central China

At least 30 people were killed in a bus fire in the Chinese Hunan Province on Sunday morning.

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 26, 2016, 13:38 PM IST
30 dead, 21 injured after bus catches fire in central China
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Beijing: At least 30 people were killed and 21 others injured when a tourist bus burst into flames after crashing into the side of a road in central China today.

The accident happened in Hunan province when the bus carrying 56 people crashed into the guardrails on a highway.

The ensuing oil leak may have caused the fire, the county government said.

Twenty-one people have been hospitalise and rescuers are still searching the charred frame of the bus.

The police has detained the driver of the bus, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.