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Bus crash kills 15
Updated: 2004-04-02 01:05

A city bus drove off a road into a river in Zigong, Sichuan Province, in Southwest China when it went out of control Wednesday, killing 15 people and injuring 39 -- 5 seriously. Rescuers managed to save the injured parties from the deep river who were then taken to a hospital for treatment. The driver, 24-year-old Li Yan, was held for questioning April 1, 2004. [Xinhua]

Investigators check the bus, lying upside down in the river. [newsphoto]

An injured man is helped out of the river. [Xinhua]