At least 11 dead in Truck-Bus collision in China

At least 11 dead in Truck-Bus collision in China

At least 11 people died and 19 were injured on Sunday when a bus and truck collided in eastern China, in the middle of a long weekend conducive to travel, a public media outlet reported.

According to preliminary evidence, the truck collided with a security barrier and then the bus on a highway in Jiangsu province, north of Shanghai.

The accident occurred around 1 a.m. (1700 GMT on Saturday), according to the official Xinhua news agency. It has not been specified how many passengers were on the bus.

Traffic was stopped at the crash site, but the two heavy vehicles subsequently collided, Xinhua added.

In the images released by the local press, the bus is seen overturned on its side, amid the remains of the security fence. Other videos showed rescue vehicles and two cranes in action at the accident site.

China commemorates Qingmingjie Sunday, the feast of the dead, an important day when Chinese people go as a family to the graves of their ancestors.

On the occasion of this celebration, Monday is a holiday, which explains an increase in travel this weekend in China.

Traffic accidents are still common in China due to non-compliance with traffic regulations.

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