Bus accident kills 26 in north China
03 July 2016, 09:53
– A bus accident in north China killed 26 people and injured four when the
coach crashed through a highway guard rail and plunged into a canal, state
media reported on Saturday.
Images of the scene of Friday's accident showed rescue workers
pulling bodies from a coach submerged in deep water below an expressway near
the northern port city of Tianjin.
The long-distance coach was carrying 30 people from northern Hebei
province to the northeastern city of Shenyang, the official Xinhua news agency
The vehicle crashed when a tyre blew out and the driver lost
control, it said, sending the bus over the edge of the road.
The four survivors included the ticket collector, second driver
and two passengers, it reported.
The accident occurred days after a bus burst into blames in
central China's Hunan province, killing 53 and injuring 11.
Traffic accidents are common in China, with more than 250 000
people dying each year on the country's roads, according to the World Health
Long-distance coaches are a popular cheap mode of travel between
cities and competition between transport firms can be fierce.