A bus collision killed 13 people and injured 75 others in south China's
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Saturday, local authorities said.
The accident took place at 6:51 a.m Saturday on a highway in the Yao
Autonomous County of Du'an in Guangxi's Hechi City, when two buses bumped into
each other, said a spokesman with the Guangxi Regional Administration of Work
Eleven people were killed on the spot and two others died after emergency
operation failed, the spokesman said.
Seventy-five people were left injured and were rushed to a local hospital.
Currently, 50 of them are still in hospital for further medical treatment,
including four suffering serious injuries, he said.
Initial investigations show that one of the bus is owned by a tourism company
in southwest China's Guizhou Province, and the other belongs to another tourism
company in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.
The Guizhou-registered bus carried 41 people and the Chongqing-registered bus
carried 48 when the accident happened, according to the two drivers Wan Degang
and Xie Bin.
The two buses collided when the Guizhou bus, driven by Wan, took up the lane
of the opposite direction, investigations show.
Local authorities are further probing into the accident.