36 dead, 13 injured in NW China road accident

At least 36 people were killed and 13 others injured in an expressway accident in northwest Chinachr("39")s Shaanxi Province Thursday night, local authorities said Friday morning, Xinhua reported.

The accident occurred at around 11:34 p.m. when a coach hit the wall of the Qinling tunnel of the Xichr("39")an-Hanzhong Expressway, according to the public security department of Shaanxi.

The coach was en route to Luoyang City, central Chinachr("39")s Henan Province, from Chengdu City, capital of southwest Chinachr("39")s Sichuan Province.

The injured have been rushed to the hospital. Rescue work is underway.


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