BREAKING: Catastrophic Event Leaves 36 DEAD, Dozens Injured… Death Toll Expected To RISE

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Rescuers work at the accident site after a coach hit the wall of the Qinling Mountains No. 1 Tunnel on the Jingkun Expressway in Ningshan County, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, Aug. 11, 2017. At least 36 people were killed and 13 others injured in the expressway accident Thursday night. The Jingkun Expressway links Beijing, capital of China, and Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province. (Xinhua)


A passenger bus in China crashed into the wall of a tunnel on Thursday, leaving 36 people dead and 13 injured, according to officials.

The accident happened in an expressway tunnel in Shaanxi province as the passenger coach was in transit to Luoyang, a city in central China, from Chengdu, the capital of Sischuan, Xinhua News Agency reported.

Minister of Public Security Gio Shengkun ordered an investigation of the accident, Chinese state-media reported.

Highway accidents are common in China because of high speeds, aggressive driving and a failure to leave adequate braking distance.

The World Health Organization estimates that traffic accidents kill around 260,000 people in mainland China each year — a rate of 18.8 in every 100,000 people.

Rest in peace my Chinese friends…

God Bless.

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