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One dead, over 30 injured in East China bus accident

(Xinhua)

17:10, August 12, 2011

HANGZHOU - One person was killed and more than 30 people were injured in a bus accident in East China's Zhejiang province Friday morning, according to local traffic police.

The bus overturned at around 9:30 am in Zhejiang's capital of Hangzhou while making its way from Shanghai to Sanqing Mountain in East China's Jiangxi province, Hangzhou municipal traffic police said.

More than 40 passengers, including several children who were going to the mountain for sightseeing during their summer vacation, were on the bus when it overturned.

Two people were seriously injured, police said.

The doors of the bus were blocked after it overturned, with rescuers forced to pull passengers out through the bus's windshield, witnesses said.

Police are investigating the accident.

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