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36 killed in bus-truck collision in China

 International Desk

 Published: 10:06 AM, 29 September 2019  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

At least 36 people were killed and 36 others injured in a collision between a bus and a truck in China's southern region on Saturday. 

The bus, carrying 69 passengers, collided with the truck on an expressway in eastern Jiangsu province on Saturday morning, leaving 36 people dead on the spot.

Among the injured, nine people were seriously injured, 26 were slightly hurt and one was discharged from the hospital.

In the primary investigation, it was found that the accident was caused by a flat tyre on the left front wheel of the bus. 

Road accidents are very common in China, where traffic regulations are often flouted or go unenforced. In 2015, a total of 58,000 people were killed in separate road accidents across the country. Violations of traffic laws were blamed for nearly 90 percent of accidents that caused deaths or injuries that year.