21 killed as a bus capsizes in lake in China

Selava Omar – – “Agencies”

Media sources reported that 21 people were killed and 16 others were injured when a bus carrying students heading for an exam in “Anshun” city, Guizhou Province, southwest China., Tuesday, fell after it veered off course.

The provincial emergency management office said – in a statement today – that the accident occurred around 11:45 am this morning in Beijing time, as video footage showed the bus suddenly deviating from its course to cross the opposite road without crashing into any car, then breaking a barrier on the lake and falling In which.

The office added that the bus was withdrawn from the lake, while the rescue operation is still ongoing, as it was not immediately clear how many people were on board at the time of the accident, noting that among the survivors was a group of students who they appeared to have participated in the national college entrance examination that started this morning. The relevant authorities are conducting investigations to determine all the causes of the accident.

In another context, torrential rains affected more than 420,000 people in Anhui Province, east China, where local authorities launched an emergency response from the second level (the second highest level of flood protection) .

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