Bus tumbles over bridge, killing five in NW China
( 2004-01-09 21:21) (Xinhua)
A bus accident Thursday in northwest China had left four people dead as
of early Friday morning, police said.
Another five were in critical condition and were being treated in a
The long-distance bus, carrying 29 passengers, was heading from Xi'an,
capital of the northwestern province of Shaanxi, to Yan'an, a city also in the
It tumbled off a bridge over a local river in the Yan'an section of the
No. 210 state highway and plunged into the river, according to police.
Yan'an city sent 200 police officers to rescue passengers trapped in
the bus and sent them to the hospital in the city.
The police said the number of passengers was not over the limit of the bus
capacity and the cause of the accident was under