British PM visits China
Text Version
RSS Feeds
Newsletter
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  SERVICES
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -Newsletter
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
 -
 -
Traffic accident kills 25 in southwest China
+ -
12:47, January 29, 2008

 Related News
 Rule violation blamed for east China traffic accident that kills 18
 Brazil suffers highest Christmas traffic accident deaths in 20 years
 Chinese legislators mull changes to traffic accident compensation
 Brazilian soccer player De Jesus dies in traffic accident
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
At least 25 people were killed after their bus veered off a slippery mountainous road in the southwestern province of Guizhou on Tuesday morning, according to the local production safety watchdog.

A 35-seat passenger bus, carrying 38 people, veered off a highway in the mountainous area of Zunyi City and plunged into a 40-meet-deep valley at about 7:40 a.m., officials with the provincial work safety supervision administration said.

Two passengers suffering serious injuries were in a critical condition, and another 11 had slight injuries, doctors said.

Initial investigation blamed the tragedy on the unusual snowy weather in the region over the past days. The road was covered with a thick layer of ice and the temperature was about minus two degrees Celsius, a sharp contrast to the usual warm winter climate.

Investigators are examining the possibility that traffic administrators should not have allowed the bus to travel in such poor weather conditions.

Source: Xinhua



  Your Message:   Most Commented:

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90776/90882/6347119.pdf