Bus crash kills 36 on China expressway

By Ray Downs  |  Aug. 10, 2017 at 10:07 PM
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Aug. 10 (UPI) -- An expressway accident in China Thursday killed at least 36 people and injured several others, according to media reports.

The accident occurred in northwestern China's Shaanxi Province when a bus hit a wall in the Qinling tunnel on the Xi'an-Hanzhong Expressway, reported CGTN.

Xinhua reported the bus was traveling from Chengdu City, the capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, to Luoyang City in Henan Province.

According to the World Health Organization, more than 260,000 people die in vehicular accidents each year in China.

"The carnage that occurs on the world's roads every single day is a public health crisis of gargantuan proportions," WHO China Representative Bernhard Schwartländer said.

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