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6 killed, 20 Hurt as bus flips on China Street

Six people died and 20 others were injured when a bus turned on a street in northeast China, local police reported.

The next three people were in serious condition after Saturday’s injury on a major street linking the city of Xichang together with the Sichuan provincial capital of Chengdu, authorities reported.

All but 10 of those 36 people on board were also hospitalized.

China has sought to stop accidents brought on by overloaded and poorly maintained vehicles, in addition to limiting drivers’ hours to prevent fatigue. Better preserved streets have helped stem the death toll, though enforcing the rules will be less strenuous in rural places.

A specific concern has been college minibusses taking kids to the course from far-flung villages, together with vehicles hauling low-paid employees to jobs across the prosperous east shore.