Bus plunge kills 11 in Xinjiang

Updated: 2013-06-18 21:02


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URUMQI - At least 11 people died after a bus carrying 35 people plunged into a valley Tuesday afternoon in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, according to local traffic police.

The accident occurred around 5:15 pm when the bus was travelling to a tourist spot near the city of Changji, said Shi Rui, a traffic police officer.

"The injured have been rushed to hospital," Shi said.