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.
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.
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.