China: 18 pre-school kid in road accident
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 16:35
Beijing: At least 20 people, including 18 pre-school children, were killed and 45 others injured Wednesday when their overloaded school bus collided with a truck in China's northwestern Gansu province.

The accident took took place this morning at Yulinzi township of Zhengning County of the Qingyang city, the provincial work safety bureau said in a statement.

Those injured in the accident have been hospitalised. Thirteen of the injured were in serious condition.

The bureau has blamed overloading for the accident, stating that the bus - a van with nine seats - was carrying 64 people.

The truck from neighbouring Shaanxi Province and was carrying coal.

Nearly 70,000 deaths were reported in China last year due to road accidents, according to officials.


First Published: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 16:35

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