3 dead, 11 still missing in N China bus accident

Release time:2021-10-11 Publisher:Lanka Voice

Three people were killed and 11 remained missing on Monday after a commuter bus carrying 51 people fell into a river in North China's Hebei province on Monday, local authorities said.
The accident occurred shortly after 7 am at Wangmu Bridge across the Hutuo River in Pingshan county of Shijiazhuang, the Department of Emergency Management of Hebei province said.
Among the 51 people onboard, 40 were brought to shore, while three were in serious condition and subsequently died, the department said.
The bus belongs to a company based in Pingshan county. Rescue efforts are now underway.
The bus driver has been put in police custody and a further investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.

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