Bus plunges into ravine, 14 killed in SW China

Updated: 2008-01-10 10:00

KUNMING -- Fourteen people were killed and six others were injured after a bus veered off a road and plunged into a ravine in southwest China's Yunnan Province, a local government official confirmed on Thursday.

The bus with 20 passengers on board veered off a highway in Maguan County of Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture of Zhuang and Miao Nationalities at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, said Liu Qingfu, deputy head of the publicity department of Wenshan prefecture.

Fourteen people died at the scene. The injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital and are reportedly out of danger.

The cause of the accident is still being investigated.

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