At least 36 people were killed and 13 others injured in an expressway accident in northwestern Shaanxi province last night, authorities said today.
The accident occurred at 11:34 p.m. in Ankang City when a coach carrying 49 people hit the wall at the mouth of the No 1 Qinling tunnel on the Xi'an-Hanzhong section of the Beijing-Kunming Expressway, according to the State Administration of Work Safety.
The coach was en route to Luoyang City, central Henan province, from Chengdu City, capital of southwestern Sichuan Province.
Operated by Luoyang Transportation Group, the coach can carry 51 people.
The injured have been rushed to the hospital, Xinhua reported.