14 killed after bus crashes into tunnel wall on Chinese expressway

A bus crashed into a tunnel wall on an expressway in northern China killing 14 people, state media said Wednesday.

Thirty-seven other people were injured in the Tuesday afternoon crash, state broadcaster CCTV said.

The bus was carrying 51 passengers when it hit the wall on the Hohhot-Beihai Expressway in the city of Linfen in Shanxi province.

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There was no word on the cause of the accident, which CCTV said trapped passengers in the bus.

A view of the city skyline is seen at sunrise in Linfen, Shanxi Province, China. A bus crashed into a tunnel wall on an expressway on Tuesday in Linfen, killing 14 people, state media said on Wednesday. (In Pictures Ltd./Corbis via Getty Images)

In another crash in China last week, one person died and 37 were injured when a long-distance bus rear-ended a local bus that had stopped on the roadside, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

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The collision on Friday in the city of Tianjin engulfed both buses in flames, video posted by a television station showed.

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