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Chinese leaders give instructions on handling deadly bus fire

Updated: 2013-06-08 02:23
( Xinhua)

BEIJING - President Xi Jinping has given important instructions regarding the handling of a deadly bus fire that killed at least 42 people in east China's Fujian province Friday evening.

A BRT (bus rapid transit) bus caught fire in the city of Xiamen at about 6:30 pm, which also injured at least 33 people.

Premier Li Keqiang also gave an instruction regarding the fire.

A work team led by State Councilor Guo Shengkun, who is also minister of public security, has been dispatched to the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.