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Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-06-05

A bus caught fire in the southwestern province of Sichuan on Friday, killing at least 24 people, according to Xinhua news agency. Xinhua said more than 10 passengers escaped from the burning bus.

REUTERS - A bus caught fire in the southwestern province of Sichuan on Friday, killing at least 24 people, Xinhua news agency said.


Details of the cause of the fire in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan, were not immediately available.


Pictures on a Chinese website and state TV showed the bus engulfed in flames, with injured people covered in blood on the roadside.

 

Xinhua said more than 10 passengers escaped from the burning bus.

 

Reporters said an investigation was under way.

Date created : 2009-06-05

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