1st LD-Writethru: Death toll from north China bus accident rises to 14

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SHIJIAZHUANG, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- The death toll of a bus accident in north China's Hebei Province has risen to 14 after the body of the last missing passenger was found, said the on-site rescue headquarters on Wednesday.

A shuttle bus carrying 51 people fell from a bridge into the Hutuo River in Pingshan County in the provincial capital of Shijiazhuang at approximately 7 a.m. Monday. The bus belongs to the steel company Jingye Group.

Thirty-seven people survived, including the bus driver, and 14 drowned. The driver has been placed in police custody. The rescue work has been declared over.

Provincial authorities have established an investigation team to determine the cause of the accident. Enditem

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