Tue, March 13, 2012
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Bus falls into ravine in SW China, 15 dead

2012-03-13 07:24:31 GMT2012-03-13 15:24:31(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

CHENGDU, March 13 (Xinhua) -- Fifteen people were killed and six were injured after a bus overturned and fell into a deep ravine in Aba Tibetan-Qiang autonomous prefecture in southwest China's Sichuan Province, local police said Tuesday. The accident happened around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. The bus, carrying 21 people, fell into a ravine located about 1 km away from a tunnel exit positioned on the side of Zhegu Mountain, police said. All of the injured have been taken to a local hospital for treatment. The bus departed from Chengdu and was on its way to Maerkang county in Sichuan when the accident occurred. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Rescuers work at the accident site after a bus plunged into a deep valley at Zhegu Mountain in Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Sichuan Province, March 13, 2012. Fifteen people were killed and six others injured in the accident, according to local authorities. A total of 21 passengers were on the bus when it overturned into the valley with depth of about 100 meters at Tuesday noon. (Xinhua/Li Qiaoqiao)

CHENGDU, March 13 (Xinhua) -- Fifteen people were killed and six were injured after a bus overturned and fell into a deep ravine in Aba Tibetan-Qiang autonomous prefecture in southwest China's Sichuan Province, local police said Tuesday.

The accident happened around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. The bus, carrying 21 people, fell into a ravine located about 1 km away from a tunnel exit positioned on the side of Zhegu Mountain, police said.

All of the injured have been taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The bus departed from Chengdu and was on its way to Maerkang county in Sichuan when the accident occurred.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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