5 Germans die in China bus crash – state media
BEIJING – Five Germans were among six people who died when a tourist bus slammed into a container truck near the Chinese capital and caught fire, state media reported Monday.
The official Xinhua news agency cited police in the port city of Tianjin, southeast of Beijing, as saying the accident occurred on an expressway linking the capital with the commercial hub of Shanghai.
A Chinese person was also among the dead in the accident that also injured 14 people, Xinhua said.
The accident comes on China’s National Day holiday and as the country’s roads are full of travellers returning to their hometowns during a week-long series of holidays known as Golden Week.
China National Radio in a photo posted on its website showed the burned-out remains of what it said was the bus involved in the accident.
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