Fire kills 10, injures 17

Last updated 18:41 05/03/2014

Relevant offers

Asia

Bangladesh police arrest four female militants in hunt for cafe attackers 'They electrocuted me' say Indonesia's death-row prisoners nearing execution China's flooding leaves 170 dead Man's bizarre attack on Great Wall of China Floods kill more than 150 across China, leave scores missing Jetstar mid-air fight: Alleged brawlers return to Melbourne Search on as Indian military plane with 29 on board missing in Bay of Bengal Actual snakes on a plane? Well, almost Possible early North Korean nuclear site found -report With smuggled sperm, Palestinians sire children from behind Israeli prison bars

A fire on a passenger bus in northeastern China killed at least 10 people and injured 17, the country’s second deadly bus fire in less than a week.

The fire broke out aboard a crowded bus in the city of Jilin early Wednesday morning as the vehicle neared a highway entrance, the provincial government said on its microblog.

Reports said 43 people were aboard the bus at the time of the blaze.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the fire, and police were investigating.

Such blazes have been deliberately set in the past in China by passengers carrying grudges against people, the government or society.

Last week, a man suspicious of his wife’s infidelity confessed to boarding a bus in southwestern China and setting the vehicle on fire.

Six people died and 35 were injured in the incident.


Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content