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10 killed, 33 injured after tourist bus overturns in central China

(Xinhua)

10:28, October 17, 2011

CHANGSHA, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- A tourist bus overturned on a highway in the rural area in Hunan Province Sunday, killing 10 people and injuring 33 others, local authorities said.

The accident happened at about 3:40 p.m. on the highway near a village in Yongshun County, when the bus carrying 49 people overturned, the county government said in a statement Sunday.

The injured people have been rushed to different hospitals in the nearby Zhangjiajie City, the statement said.

Local police are investigating the cause of the accident, it said.

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