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15 killed in bus plunge in N China's Shanxi

2012-02-25 07:08:15 GMT2012-02-25 15:08:15(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A health worker tries to contact with relatives of a passenger, who got injured due to the bus plunge, in a hospital in Jincheng, north China's Shanxi Province, Feb. 25, 2012. Fifteen people have been confirmed dead after the tourist bus plunged into a ravine Saturday morning in Shanxi, said local authorities. The accident happened at 9:25 a.m. at a section of the State Highway 207 in the county-level city of Gaoping, administered by Jincheng City, according to the provincial traffic police authorities. (Xinhua)

Rescuers work at the ravine where a tourist bus plunged after it veered off from a section of the State Highway 207 in the county-level city of Gaoping, administered by Jincheng City, north China's Shanxi Province, Feb. 25, 2012. Fifteen people have been confirmed dead after the tourist bus plunged into a ravine Saturday morning in Shanxi, said local authorities. (Xinhua)

Photo taken on Feb. 25, 2012 shows the wreckage of a tourist bus in a ravine after it veered off from a section of the State Highway 207 in the county-level city of Gaoping, administered by Jincheng City, north China's Shanxi Province. Fifteen people have been confirmed dead after the tourist bus plunged into a ravine Saturday morning in Shanxi, said local authorities. (Xinhua)

Photo taken on Feb. 25, 2012 shows the wreckage of a tourist bus in a ravine after it veered off from a section of the State Highway 207 in the county-level city of Gaoping, administered by Jincheng City, north China's Shanxi Province. Fifteen people have been confirmed dead after the tourist bus plunged into a ravine Saturday morning in Shanxi, said local authorities. (Xinhua)

TAIYUAN, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- Fifteen people have been confirmed dead after a tourist bus plunged into a ravine Saturday morning in north China's Shanxi Province, said local authorities.

The accident happened at 9:25 a.m. at a section of the State Highway 207 in the county-level city of Gaoping, administered by Jincheng City, according to the provincial traffic police authorities.

The 35-seat bus, carrying 33 people, was en route to Jiyuan City in central Henan Province from Jincheng, said the authorities.

The bus is operated by the Transportation Corporation of Sanmenxia City in Henan.

Rescue efforts are underway. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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