Bus falls into ravine in southwest China; 15 dead

March 13, 2012 2:58:42 AM PDT
Fifteen people are dead after a bus flipped and fell into a ravine in southwest China.

The official Xinhua News Agency says the bus carrying 21 people was traveling on a mountain road in Sichuan province's Aba prefecture when it overturned and fell into the ravine at around noon Tuesday. Six people injured in the accident were taken to a hospital.

Aba has a large Tibetan population, but Xinhua didn't give the ethnicity of the victims.

Road safety is a serious problem in China, with many accidents caused by poorly maintained roads and bad driving habits.

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