Coach crash kills 36 in china

Rescue workers at the site of a crash after a coach hit the wall of the Qinling Mountains No. 1 Tunnel on the Jingkun Expressway in Ningshan County, northwestern killing at least 36 people.

A coach has crashed into the wall of a tunnel in China, killing at least 36 people and injuring 13, state media report.

The coach had left the city of Chengdu en route to Luoyang when it crashed in Shaanxi province just before midnight (16:00 GMT Thursday).

Rescue work was still under way as the injured people were taken to hospital.

Possible causes of the crash was not given. Deadly road accidents are common in China.

The World Health Organisation estimates that a quarter of a million people were killed on Chinese roads in 2013, the latest year for which figures are available.

 

BBC/Zainab Sa’id