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.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.