Bus Crash on Xian-Hanzhong Expressway Leaves at Least 36 Dead, 13 Injured

Bus Crash on Xian-Hanzhong Expressway Leaves at Least 36 Dead, 13 Injured

Yicai Global

Date: Fri, 08/11/2017 - 16:27 / Keywords: Traffic Accident
  • Rescue vehicles and first responders at the scene of the accident.HIDE
  • Damage to the front of the bus is visible.HIDE
  • A team of rescue workers in front of the vehicle.HIDE
  • Emergency team members are outside the tunnel.HIDE

(Yicai Global) Aug. 11 -- A bus crashed on Xian-Hanzhong Expressway at 11.34 p.m. yesterday, leaving at least 36 dead (26 adult males, 8 adult females and two children -- one boy and one girl) and 13 injured. The vehicle involved in the accident was a Henan coach on its way from Chengdu to Luoyang. It hit the side of the Qinling Tunnel. Those injured were sent to hospitals. Some 49 people were rescued from accident site.

The State Councilor’s Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun said he attaches great importance to quickly identifying the cause of the accident and doing everything possible to save those wounded. Vice Minister Huang Ming, who was sent by the Ministry of Public Security, led a group of first responders.

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Keywords: Traffic Accident