Bus and truck collide in foggy China, killing 17

AP News
Posted: Oct 09, 2010 11:47 PM

Chinese state media says a collision between an intercity bus and a cement truck on a foggy eastern China highway has killed at least 17 people.

The Xinhua News Agency reports that Saturday's crash occurred in thick fog outside Nanjing city. The report says that the collision caused the truck to catch fire.

Xinhua reports the bus was carrying 53 people, and besides the 17 dead, another 23 were injured, six seriously. The crash occurred between Nanjing city and the eastern city of Hefei, but the report did not say which direction the bus was heading.