At least 11 dead in China road mishap
Twelve others were injured when a minibus collided with a truck in southwest China.Updated: Jun 08, 2006 15:15 IST
A minibus collided with a truck, as both vehicles were speeding, killing at least 11 people and injuring 12 in southwest China, the official Xinhua News Agency said on Thursday.
The crash occurred on Monday on a highway in Wenshan, an area in Yunnan province, Xinhua said.
The truck's brakes also failed and seven people died on the spot, including the bus driver, it said.
The truck driver survived. The bus was carrying 20 people and Xinhua didn't say how many people were in the truck.
China's roads are among the world's deadliest, with major accidents occurring daily because of reckless driving, poor road conditions and overloading of vehicles.
First Published: Jun 08, 2006 15:15 IST