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16 killed in China road accident

At least 16 people, including 11 students, were confirmed dead in a road accident in China\'s Sichuan province, authorities said Sunday.

Published: 16th September 2013 09:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2013 09:54 AM   |  A+A-

By IANS

At least 16 people, including 11 students, were confirmed dead in a road accident in China's Sichuan province, authorities said Sunday.

The accident occurred at 2 p.m. in Zhenwu village in Quxian county when a passenger bus collided with a truck loaded with sand and cobblestones. The bus plunged into a three-meter-deep riverbed, Xinhua reported citing a statement from Dazhou emergency response office.

The bus with 24 people aboard, including 12 students, was buried by sand and cobblestones from the overturned truck.

Of the 25 people including a truck driver, sixteen were killed, and four, including a student, were in serious condition, the statement said.

The cause of the accident is being probed.

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