Ten dead, two missing after minibus falls into reservoir in SE China

09:29, February 05, 2011      

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A minibus rolled over and fell into a reservoir in Shaowu City in southeast China's Fujian Province Friday afternoon, killing 10, local officials said early Saturday morning.

Nine people were rescued, and two were still missing.

The minibus bound for Shaowu from Yong'an lost control at 5:27 p.m. Friday when the driver apparently tried to avoid a motorbike. It fell into the Qianling Hydropower Station reservoir, according to officials with Nanping city government.

About 200 police and rescuers were still looking for the missing people, and the investigation into the accident is underway.

Source: Xinhua
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