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Minibus plunges off cliff in SW China


13:30, February 26, 2013

Rescuers work at the accident site where a minibus ran off a road in Libo County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Feb. 26, 2013. Seven people were killed and two others injured as the minibus fell off a 250 meter deep cliff early Tuesday, rescuers said. (Xinhua/Zhou Hao)

GUIYANG, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- Seven people have been confirmed dead and another two injured after a minibus fell from a mountain highway in southwest China's Guizhou Province on Tuesday, local police said.

The minibus carrying nine passengers plunged about 250 meters off a cliff in Libo County, Bouyei-Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Qiannan, at 2:10 a.m. Tuesday.

The public security department, fire department and traffic police rushed to the scene to carry out rescue efforts and investigate the cause of the accident.

Firefighters pulled two people that had been trapped in the crushed vehicle to safety, and they have been sent to the hospital for treatment, firefighters said.

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