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Six killed in bus explosion

FIVE Germans and a Chinese citizen were killed when their bus burst into flames after hitting the back of a truck on an expressway near Tianjin in northern China, a Chinese state news agency said.

The accident happened on the expressway that links the port city of Tianjin with the capital Beijing, Xinhua News Agency said.

It says 14 people were hurt but it did not give their nationalities or any other details. Photos online showed the tourist bus engulfed in flames and black smoke.