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    Tourist Bus Accident Kills 26 People, Leaves 28 Injured in China - Reports

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    BEIJING (Sputnik) - A grave accident involving a tourist bus claimed lives of 26 people and left 28 others injured in China's southern Hunan province, local media reported on Saturday.

    The accident occurred at 07:15 p.m. (11:15 GMT) on Friday as the vehicle caught fire at a highway in the city of Changde, the CCTV broadcaster reported. There were reportedly 53 passengers, two drivers and a guide inside the bus at the time of the accident.

    The cause of the fire has not been immediately reported.

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    All those injured have been hospitalized. Five of them are reportedly in grave condition.

    The authorities have detained both drivers and launched a probe into the accident.


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