Saturday 24 February 2018

Two killed as bus plunges into river

Two people died and five others were missing after a bus carrying Taiwanese tourists plunged into a river in south-east China.

Another 11 people were injured in the accident in Fujian province, Zhangzhou city government said in a statement on its website.

The official Xinhua News Agency said hundreds of soldiers, police and rescuers and scores of boats were searching for the missing.

It said the bus was carrying 26 people.

Nineteen people have been rescued. Two Taiwanese who were pulled out from the river died after treatment.

Xinhua said police are questioning the driver.

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