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China tragedy: 14 Killed, 37 injured after bus veers off, collides into tunnel wall in Shanxi

The occurrence occurred shortly after 2:30 pm local time (0630 GMT) Tuesday, state broadcaster CCTV reported, citing local authorities in Shanxi province.

By: Ruchi Upadhyay  Pardaphash Group
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China tragedy: 14 Killed, 37 injured after bus veers off, collides into tunnel wall in Shanxi

Beijing: Fourteen people have lost their lives and 37 others have been injured after a bus collided inside an expressway tunnel in Shanxi, China, state media revealed. The tragic incident, which occurred just after 2:30 pm local time on Tuesday, is another serious incident in the history of China’s road accidents. With the cause now under active investigation, officials are investigating the specifics of this disaster.

The occurrence occurred shortly after 2:30 pm local time (0630 GMT) Tuesday, state broadcaster CCTV reported, citing local authorities in Shanxi province.

The bus, which was carrying 51 passengers, veered off its course and collided with the inner wall of the tunnel, state broadcaster CCTV reported. A large number of people lost their lives and many were injured in this accident, which required an immediate response from emergency services. The severity of the situation was further underlined by state news agency Xinhua, which confirmed the number of people affected without providing details of the conditions of survivors.

Following the accident, authorities have launched a thorough investigation to find out the root cause of the disaster. The incident joins a growing list of road accidents in China, highlighting the need for stricter safety controls. Previous incidents, including a road accident in Hunan province that claimed 16 lives and another in Jiangxi province that resulted in 19 deaths, highlight the ongoing challenges in ensuring road safety.

This tragic incident not only mourns the loss of 14 lives but also serves as a sobering reminder of the vital importance of road safety measures. As the investigation continues, the focus is on the implementation of more stringent safety standards and enforcement to prevent such disasters in the future. Hopefully the collective grief over this tragedy can fuel a campaign toward more significant safety reforms on China’s roadways.

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