10 killed, 8 severely injured in East China traffic accident

Updated: 2017-05-16

  

       NANCHANG -- Ten people have been killed and another eight are severely injured following a traffic accident in east China on Monday afternoon, local authorities said.

  The accident happened at around 5:25 pm on a national highway in Yingtan city, Jiangxi province, when a truck collided with a bus, according to the city's publicity department. A total of 30 people sustained minor injuries.

  Pictures on Sina Weibo show a green bus on a roadside verge, windows smashed. A video recorded at the site showed passengers standing in rain and a woman screaming on her phone, claiming that "people on the bus are covered in blood" and she "can't wake them up."

  The truck driver has been detained, and an investigation into the case is under way.

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