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
The truck from neighbouring Shaanxi Province and was
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