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At least 8 killed as China bus falls off hillside

At least 8 killed as China bus falls off hillside

At least eight people died Wednesday and others were trapped after a bus plunged off a hillside in eastern China, state media reported.
The official Xinhua News Agency said the bus swerved off a road near the mountainous city of Jiangshan in Zhejiang province, rolling several times before coming to a stop in a ravine.
Xinhua said passengers remained trapped inside the bus, which had settled dangerously and remained at risk of rolling farther down the hillside. A rescue operation was under way, the report said.
The bus was carrying 27 passengers, the report said.
Calls to local government offices in Jiangshan were referred to the local Communist Party propaganda office, where phones rang unanswered.
Such bus crashes are common in China, frequently caused by drivers who are speeding or sleepy, or are driving overloaded, poorly maintained vehicles.


Updated : 2020-12-01 20:03 GMT+08:00