Road accident in Shaanxi leaving 36 dead, 13 injured
2017-08-11 10:54:00

At least 36 people, including two children, were killed and 13 others injured inan expressway accidentin northwestern China's Shaanxi Province Thursday night,local authorities said on Friday morning.

The accident took place at around 11:34 p.m. local time when a bus carrying 49 people crashed into the wall at the mouth of the No. 1 Qinling tunnel on the Xi'an-Hanzhong section of the Beijing-Kunming Expressway,according to the State Administration of Work Safety.


Rescuers work at the accident site after the incident. /Xinhua Photo

The bus was on its way from Chengdu City, capital of southwestern China's Sichuan Province, to Luoyang City, central China's Henan Province.

Operated by Luoyang Transportation Group Co., Ltd, the bus has a designed carrying capacity of 51 people.

The injured have been sent to the hospital. Rescue operation is underway.

Temporarytrafficcontrolhas been carried out as work teams are overseeing the investigation and dealing with the aftermath.

Source:CGTN Editor:Hiram