Rescuers examine a damaged passenger bus after a traffic incident on a highway near Xiangtan, Hunan province. At least 22 people died and 13 others were injured after the collision involving four vehicles on an expressway in central China, Xinhua news agency reported.
At least 22 people were killed yesterday when a truck slammed through a highway guardrail into an oncoming bus in China and two more vehicles crashed, state media reported.
The front of the truck and the bus in the central province of Hunan burst into flames, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
The victims’ remains had fused together, making initial confirmation of the toll difficult, it added.
Another 13 people were injured.
China’s roads are notoriously dangerous, with traffic regulations often flouted and long-distance buses overcrowded.
The World Health Organisation said in May that more than 200,000 people are killed in road accidents in China every year – at least four times official statistics, which are shrouded in secrecy.
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