13 Killed, 41 Injured In Central China Crash

By Salon Staff

Published January 3, 2012 9:18AM (EST)

BEIJING (AP) — Thirteen people died and 41 others were injured when a truck collided with a bus in central China.

The official Xinhua News Agency said the accident occurred Tuesday morning on a highway in Hunan province after the truck went through a road divider and crashed into the bus that was on the opposite side.

The report cites a local government spokesman as saying nine people were killed at the scene while the other four died on the way to the hospital.

Road safety is a serious problem in China, with many accidents caused by poorly maintained roads and bad driving habits.

Badly maintained school transport has been the focus of public anger in recent weeks after a series of accidents in which schoolchildren were killed.

Salon Staff

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