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China bus falls off expressway after tire bursts, 26 dead

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BEIJING — At least 26 people were killed when a bus veered out of an expressway and fell into a ditch due to flat tyre in north China’s Tianjin City, local officials said.

The accident occurred Saturday when the bus ferrying 30 passengers broke the broke the guardrail at the Baodi section of the Tianjin-Jixian expressway and fell into a ditch, a statement from the city’s emergency response office said.

The driver lost control of the vehicle because of the punctured tire, it said.

The government in the port city of Tianjin said that the bus with sleeping berths and carrying 30 people plunged off the road Friday night.

The official Xinhua News Agency reported that the four others on board were found alive by early Saturday and sent to a hospital.

Xinhua said the long-distance bus broke through the guardrail on the Tianjin-Jixian expressway at the Baodi section, which is about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Beijing.

The bus was en route to Shenyang, capital city of northeast China’s Liaoning Province, from Xingtai City of north China’s Hebei Province.

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1 killed, 2 injured in Dhading truck mishap

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DHADING — One person was killed while two other seriously injured when a truck fell from Hugdi Khola Bridge in Rorang-10, Benighat along the Prithvi Highway on Wednesday.

The truck (Na 5 Kha 1568) en-route to Chitwan from Kathmandu fell off the bridge to Hugdi Khola (river) on Wednesday afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Sher Bahadur Magar,23, of Madhya Bindu Municipality-10, according to police. Magar died on the course of treatment at a Malekhu-based hospital, informed Area Police Office, Gajuri.

Those injured in the incident are Manoj Ale 25, of Arunkhola, Nawalparasi and Megh Bahadur Gharti of Sitakganga Municipality in Arghakhanchi district have been sent to Kathmandu for further medical treatment.

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