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26 missing and 12 injured as bus plunges into river in Ngaba

July 19, 2010

July 18, 2010

Dharamsala, July 18 -- Twenty-six people are
feared missing and twelve injured after a bus
they were traveling in fell into a river in
Tibet’s Ngaba region Sunday, China’s State Run Xinhua said.

The bus registered in Ngaba Tibetan Autonomous
Prefecture crashed into the Dajin River in
Rongchag County, Kardze Tibetan Autonomous
Prefecture, at 10:15 a.m., accrding to the Kardze emergency response center.

The injured have been admitted to Rongchag County
People's Hospital and are reportedly in stable conditions.

The bus was heading to Chengdu, capital city of
Sichuan Province, from Ngaba prefecture’s Maerkang County.

The passengers included three children.

Owned by the Minjiang Transport Company, the bus
took a detour to Garze because the highway
connecting Maerkang and Chengdu was being
repaired, said a source at the Ngaba prefectural government.
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