17 Nov 2011

Children die in bus/truck collision in China

9:03 pm on 17 November 2011

Twenty people, 18 of them children, have been killed in a head-on collision between a hugely overloaded school bus and a truck in northwestern China.

Local authorities in Gansu province say the nine-seater bus was carrying 64 people when the accident happened.

Another 44 people were injured, 12 seriously.

Despite strict regulations, the ABC says children are often crammed into buses for their journeys to school in China, especially in rural areas.