March 28, 2006

Bus plunge kills 25, injures 4 in southwest China

BEIJING (Reuters) - A bus plunged into a deep valley in
southwest China on Tuesday, killing 25 people and injuring
four, Xinhua news agency said.

The bus carrying 29 people tumbled into a valley more than
100 meters (109 yards) deep in Laodian, a town in the province
of Yunnan, Xinhua said, quoting a local official.

One of the injured was in a critical condition, it said.

China's roads are the deadliest in the world. Traffic
accidents killed almost 100,000 people last year, or 270 a day.