China road accident kills 16 including 11 students

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Sixteen people were killed in a traffic accident in Quxian County of southwest China’s Sichuan Province on Sunday, according to local authorities.

The accident occurred at 13:20 in Quxian County, Dazhou City, when a bus collided with a truck, and then fell off a bridge.

The bus was carrying 24 passengers, including 12 middle school students, when the accident occurred.

Traffic police, firefighters and medical staff immediately rushed to the site to assist with rescuing victims.

By 19:20, 16 bodies have been recovered, four of the survivors are badly injured, and another five are suffering from minor injuries. Eleven of the victims are students.

The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.

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