Saturday, August 16, 2008

China bus plunge death toll rises to 15, five in critical condition

The death toll from a bus plunge in central China has risen to 15 with five others in critical condition, government sources said late Friday.

The bus with 35 aboard veered off a mountain road into a ravine in Mianchi County, Henan Province at about 2 p.m. on Friday, the county government said.

Among the 20 injured in hospital, five were in critical condition. Seven, including an 8-year-old boy, suffered serious injuries and the rest were in stable condition.

The cause of accident is still being investigated.

Source: Xinhua

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