Saturday, July 26, 2014         

 Print   Email   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

16 die, many injured in China highway accident

By Associated Press


BEIJING » A collision between a car and an overloaded bus on a central China highway killed 16 people and injured many more, a provincial government website reported Wednesday.

The mid-sized bus was carrying 35 passengers, more than its capacity, when it collided with the sedan on a highway outside Xuchang city on Tuesday night, the report on the Henan province website said.

Police found four people dead at the scene and 12 more died later, the report said. The official Xinhua News Agency said 23 people were injured.

No cause for the accident was given. But car ownership in China has soared over the past decade along with prosperity, and serious traffic accidents due to overloaded vehicles, poor safety practices and bad habits have followed.

 Print   Email   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Breaking News
Volley Shots
Fey, Enriques on MJNT

Political Radar
Wilhelmina Rise, et al.

Court Sense
Cold War

Political Radar
Climate change

Island Crafters

Warrior Beat
Empty pit

Political Radar

Political Radar
`Progressive hero’