A traffic accident killed eight people and injured 15 others on
an expressway in east China's Jiangxi Province on Tuesday morning, local
A mini-bus ran into a truck that was parking on the road after
its transmission shaft broke down at about 3 a.m. on an expressway
linking Beijing with southeastern city of Fuzhou in Jinxian County,
Nanchang City of Jiangxi, a spokesman with the provincial traffic
police authorities said.
Eight people aboard the mini-bus were killed on the spot, and 15
others were left injured, four of them in serious condition, the
All the injured students have been rushed to hospital, he
The mini-bus carried two drivers and 21 primary and high school
students when the accident took place, he said. All of the students
were children of migrant farmer workers in Wenzhou City in east
China's Zhejiang Province.
The mini-bus was rent by the parents of these students, who were
on the way back to Wenzhou after visiting their hometown in the
Yangxin County of central China's Hubei Province, the spokesman said.
Both of the two drivers were killed in the accident, he
The mini-bus is allowed to carry only 12 passengers, but it
carried 23 people when the accident happened, the spokesman
Investigations into the accident have been underway.
(Xinhua News Agency August 23, 2006)