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13 killed in Gansu bus rollover

By CHENG SI | | Updated: 2021-07-26 19:55
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Workers prepare to remove the bus that was involved in a traffic accident that killed 13 in Northwest China's Gansu province, on July 26, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

At least 13 people were killed in a fatal traffic accident in Northwest China's Gansu province, local government said on Monday evening.

A bus carrying 63 people rolled over at about 2:10 pm in Jingchuan county of Gansu province on the Qingdao-Lanzhou Highway. All people on the bus were workers heading for the city of Golmud in Qinghai province to help with the harvest of wolfberries, according to a release from the government of Pingliang, the city that administers Jingchuan.

Thirteen people were killed, with their identities under further verification. Three people - two drivers and a labor contractor - have been placed under police detention. The other 47 people have been sent to hospital for medical treatment, and their conditions were roughly stable, the release said.

On-site rescue work, medical treatment for the injured and a probe into the cause of the roll-over were in full swing, the government said.

Workers prepare to extricate the bus involved in a traffic accident that claimed the lives of 13 people in Northwest China's Gansu province, on July 26, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

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