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33 killed in two road accidents in China


Beijing, Apr 5: At least 33 people were killed and seven others injured in two major road accidents in China, authorities said on Sunday.

A medium-sized bus plunged into a river in China's southwestern Guizhou Province, killing 21 people and injuring three others.


The accident took place last night at Nayong County's Bijie City, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

In a separate accident yesterday, 12 people were killed and four others injured when a farm vehicle overturned in the country's northwestern Gansu province.

The accident occurred when the vehicle rolled over in Kangle County, Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture.

Seven people were killed on the spot and five others succumbed to their injuries in hospital, the local government said.

The injured are receiving treatment and an investigation into the accident is underway.

Road accidents are common in China, especially in rural areas due to overloading and disregard for traffic laws.


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