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Two Bus Accidents in China

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Two bus crashes have killed 37 people in China.
      In one accident, the official Xinhua (shin-wah) News Agency
reports a rescue effort is under way after a bus went off a highway
near Nanping city, tumbling into a mountain gorge. Seventeen people
were killed and eight others injured.
      Meanwhile, police in Jiangxi province says 20 people were killed
and 11 injured when a minibus crashed through a highway barrier and
collided head on with two trucks on the other side of the
expressway.
      Road accidents happen frequently in China, where overloaded and
unsafe vehicles, poor road conditions and bad driving habits are
common. Just last week, 19 people were killed when a bus hit a
parked truck on a busy highway in northeast China.

      

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