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5 Germans among 6 dead in China road accident

Last Updated: Monday, October 1, 2012 - 11:33

Beijing: Six people, including five Germans, were killed and 14 others injured on Monday when a tourist bus crashed into a container truck and caught fire near the Chinese capital, police said.

The bus, was carrying a group of German tourists.

The accident took place on a pivotal expressway linking Beijing with Shanghai, police authorities in Tianjin said.

The tour group was organised by the Beijing-based China Youth Travel Service. It was also unclear how many people were traveling in the bus.

Witnesses said they saw a few people escaped from the flames, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

A photo posted by witnesses on the web showed the whole vehicle was engulfed in flames and dark smoke.

The municipal government of Tianjin has ordered immediate treatment of the injured.


First Published: Monday, October 1, 2012 - 11:33
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