Bus-truck collision in China kills 17, injures 17

AP News
Posted: Aug 28, 2011 1:04 AM

A Chinese news agency says a collision between a bus loaded with migrant workers and a truck has killed 17 people.

Xinhua News Agency says 17 other people were injured in the crash early Sunday near Zhangjiakou, a city northwest of Beijing.

Xinhua says the bus carrying 34 migrant workers rear-ended a semi-trailer that was parked at the roadside.

Serious traffic accidents are common in China due to lax driving habits, overloaded vehicles and bad road conditions.