Central China bus blaze kills at least 26, injures 28

SCMP Reporter
1 / 2
Central China bus blaze kills at least 26, injures 28

At least 26 people are dead and 28 injured after a tourist coach suddenly caught fire in Hunan province on Friday night. Five people were seriously injured.

There were 53 passengers, two drivers and a tour guide on the bus when the fire broke out, Xinhua reported. There was no mention of arson.

Xinhua said the accident happened around 7:15pm on Friday evening and the bus was travelling from neighbouring Henan province.

Chinese chemical plant survivors recall ‘earth-shattering’ blast

It said the two drivers were detained and an investigation was under way.

There have been many cases in China of buses catching fire due to engine problems.

More from South China Morning Post:

This article Central China bus blaze kills at least 26, injures 28 first appeared on South China Morning Post

For the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2019.