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Chinese tourist killed in Washington crash

By Chen Weihua in Washington ( Updated: 2016-06-15 10:40

Virginia -- A Chinese tourist has died and three others have been seriously injured in a tour bus roll-over on the George Washington Memorial parkway in Alexandria, Virginia, on Tuesday afternoon.

The tour bus, which was carrying 19 people including 16 tourists from the Chinese mainland, two tour guides and the driver, crashed into a car with two passengers, according to local police and Chinese embassy staff.

The injured were rushed to three nearby Inova hospitals at Alexandria, Fairfax and Mount Vernon.

Consular staff at the Chinese Embassy in Washington also rushed to the hospitals to visit the injured. Police were talking towitnesses..

By press time, senior officials from the Chinese Embassy were also on their way to the hospitals.

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