Many dead in China bus fire

Twenty-four people died on board a steel company bus that erupted in flames in eastern China, state media reported on Monday.

Many dead in China bus fire

Twenty-four people died on board a steel company bus that erupted in flames in eastern China, state media reported on Monday.

The shuttle bus, carrying night shift workers of a steel company in Wuxi in Jiangsu province, caught fire late on Sunday when passing through a tunnel, China's national radio service said on its website (www.cnr.cn).

There were a total of 45 people on the bus, it added.

Nineteen passengers were injured, the official Xinhua news agency said.

The reports did not say what may have caused the fire.


Reuters

Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Temmuz 2010, 17:03

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