Death toll rises to 11 in NW China bus accident
Updated: 2012-09-16 13:15
LANZHOU - Eleven people have been confirmed dead after a bus drove through a road barrier and fell into a ravine in Ningxia Hui autonomous region on Saturday, authorities said Sunday.
Officials from the county government of Longde said two survivors died in hospitals, and six others were still being treated for injuries in local hospitals.
The accident occurred at about 8 pm on a state-level road in Longde county, Guyuan, when the bus carrying 17 people overturned and fell into a ravine.
The bus, registered in neighboring Gansu province, had a designed capacity of 41 passengers. It was heading from Lanzhou, provincial capital of Gansu, to Pingliang, Gansu province, at the time of the accident.