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Posted On : 17 Apr, 2017  Source : PTI  Place : Beijing 
10 killed in bus accident in China
At least 10 people were killed and five others injured today when a bus plunged into a river in southwest China's Guizhou Province.

The accident took place in Kaiyang, an outer county of the provincial capital Guiyang.

The 19-seater bus, en route from Kaiyang to Weng'an county in Bouyei-Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Qiannan, veered off a road bridge and fell into the river, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Four persons were also reported missing in the accident.

Rescue operations are underway, the report said.

Fatal road accidents are a serious problem in China, where traffic regulations are often flouted.

The country's frequently overcrowded long-distance buses are prone to accidents, with individual incidents regularly causing dozens of deaths.