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Second Chinese bus accident kills 10, including five children

Published on Dec 28, 2012 7:37 PM
The wreckage of a minibus, which plunged into a mountain valley, is seen at the site of the accident in Dahua, a Yao ethnic county, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, on Dec 28, 2012. At least 10 people, including five children, died after their overloaded nine-seat vehicle ran off the road in south China on Friday, state media reported. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING (REUTERS) - At least 10 people, including five children, died when their overloaded minibus plunged into a mountain valley in southern China on Friday, state media reported, the latest in a string of such accidents which have sparked public anger.

The nine-seat vehicle was carrying 20 people when it ran off the road in Guangxi region, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Ten survived, including a three-month-old infant who was in critical condition, it added.

The deaths of 18 nursery school children in a bus crash in November last year caused a wave of fury and prompted Premier Wen Jiabao to pledge more money for rural bus services, especially for those carrying children.

Earlier this week, 11 Chinese kindergarten children died when their minivan fell into a pond.

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