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At least 36 killed in bus accident in Chinese tunnel

At least 36 killed in bus accident in Chinese tunnel

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At least 36 people Thursday night in China to life in a coach crash in a tunnel.

The vehicle collided hard with a wall of a highway in the province of Shaanxi, in the northwest of the country. In the accident fell also thirteen wounded to the hospital.

Rescue workers are still busy on the scene of the accident, reports the state news agency. There were 49 passengers in the bus.

Large traffic accidents are a regular in China. The world health organization calculated that in 2013 about 250,000 people were killed in the Chinese road traffic.

The government has promised the traffic to make it safer. It does not really because of the substantial increase of the number of cars and the lack of control over driving. Accidents occur mainly on isolated roads.

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