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11 dead after coach plunges off cliff in SW China


11:47, April 29, 2012

Rescuers try to bring out trapped people from a rock crack at the scene of a coach accident in Yunxian County of Lincang City, southwest China's Yunnan Province, April 28, 2012. A coach plunged off a cliff in Yunxian County on Saturday, leaving 11 passengers dead and nine others injured. (Xinhua/Yang Kun)

KUNMING, April 29 (Xinhua) -- A coach plunged off a cliff on Saturday in southwest China's Yunnan Province, leaving 11 passengers dead and nine others injured, local authorities said Sunday morning.

The accident happened around 5 p.m. Saturday in Yunxian County in the city of Lincang, said authorities with the county government. Seven people were confirmed dead on the spot, and another four died in hospital.

Of the injured, six are in serious conditions.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.


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