Death toll in China bus fire rises to 6

2014-02-28 00:12:08 GMT2014-02-28 08:12:08(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English
Photo taken with a mobile phone on Feb. 27, 2014 shows the bus fire scene in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province. A bus bursted into flames on Jinyang South Road in Guiyang Thursday, leaving five people dead so far. (Xinhua) Photo taken with a mobile phone on Feb. 27, 2014 shows the bus fire scene in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province. A bus bursted into flames on Jinyang South Road in Guiyang Thursday, leaving five people dead so far. (Xinhua)
Photo taken with a mobile phone on Feb. 27, 2014 shows an injured passenger (2nd R) escaping the bus fire site in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province. A bus bursted into flames on Jinyang South Road in Guiyang Thursday, leaving five people dead so far. (Xinhua) Photo taken with a mobile phone on Feb. 27, 2014 shows an injured passenger (2nd R) escaping the bus fire site in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province. A bus bursted into flames on Jinyang South Road in Guiyang Thursday, leaving five people dead so far. (Xinhua)
Photo taken with a mobile phone on Feb. 27, 2014 shows the bus fire scene in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province. A bus bursted into flames on Jinyang South Road in Guiyang Thursday, leaving five people dead so far. (Xinhua) Photo taken with a mobile phone on Feb. 27, 2014 shows the bus fire scene in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province. A bus bursted into flames on Jinyang South Road in Guiyang Thursday, leaving five people dead so far. (Xinhua)

GUIYANG, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- The death toll of a bus fire that occurred in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province, on Thursday has risen to six.

The municipal authorities confirmed the death toll early Friday morning, adding there are 35 others injured in the accident. One of them is still in critical condition.

On Thursday, the municipal publicity department said five were killed in the fire and 35 others were injured.

The fire broke out at around 1 p.m. Thursday in the Bus 237, when it was passing by a primary school in the northern part of Guiyang. The fire spread so quickly that many people simply did not notice the hammers positioned on the bus to smash windows in emergencies, according to the victims.

Authorities are still probing into the cause of the fire.

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