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10 dead, 32 injured as China bus flips over

The Japan Times

BEIJING – Ten people were killed and dozens injured when a bus overturned on a highway in southern China, authorities said. The government of the Guangxi Autonomous Region said the accident occurred Sunday when the bus flipped over as it was approaching its final stop in the regional capital Nanning. Another 32 people aboard the 47-seater bus were injured, five of them seriously. The bus driver was among those killed. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Nineteen Dead in Gas-Tanker Accident in China's Zhejiang

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The government commission responsible for safety production called for the investigation be completed within a certain time, state media reported, without specifying the period. The report said the commission called for traffic police to step up law enforcement focusing on vehicles such as those carrying dangerous chemicals.

China highway overpass collapses, traps cars underneath

The Japan Times

BEIJING – A highway bridge collapsed in Jiangsu province in eastern China on Thursday, state media said, trapping cars underneath in the rubble. The accident occurred around 6 p.m. local time (1000 GMT) in Wuxi city, about 100 km (60 miles) northwest of Shanghai, according to state broadcaster CCTV. State-run People's Daily said in a tweet that rescue and investigation work was underway, and local newspaper the Yangzi Evening News said at least 10 ambulances were seen racing to the scene. Photos tweeted by People's Daily showed at least two cars completely crushed under a large section of the collapsed bridge, below a truck that had been driving over the bridge. Dramatic videos posted on social media showed the section of the bridge swaying then crashing onto the road and vehicles underneath.

12 Killed, Including 10 S Korean Children, in China Accident

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The Weihai city government said on its microblog that the vehicle caught fire inside a highway tunnel in the city but gave no other details. It said the accident's cause was under investigation. The diplomat, based in the nearby port city of Qingdao, said he had no word on the accident's cause.

Coach Accident Kills at Least 36 in China: Xinhua

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Beijing has vowed to clamp down on dangerous driving, but the rapid growth in car ownership and relatively lax checks on driving ability have made it difficult to curb the number of accidents, especially on rural roads.