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Central China bus blaze kills at least 26, injures 28


The damaged coach in Changde. Photo: Xinhua

At least 26 people are dead and 28 injured after a tourist coach suddenly caught fire in Hunan province on Friday night. Five people were seriously injured.

There were 53 passengers, two drivers and a tour guide on the bus when the fire broke out, Xinhua reported. There was no mention of arson.

Xinhua said the accident happened around 7:15pm on Friday evening and the bus was travelling from neighbouring Henan province.

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It said the two drivers were detained and an investigation was under way.

There have been many cases in China of buses catching fire due to engine problems.

Via SCMP

My view: China’s roads are among the top ten deadliest in the world, so why isn’t the administration taking any meaningful action? 200’000 people die every year in China as a result of road accidents.

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