China bus accident toll reaches 18

Beijing, Jan 5 (IANS) The toll in a bus accident in southwest China rose to 18 Thursday after two more people succumbed to their injuries, authorities said.

The accident took place around 6.30 p.m. Wednesday when a passenger bus fell off a bridge in Guizhou province.

The bus was travelling on the Lanzhou-Haikou expressway in Guiding county. Fifty-seven people were on board.

Among the injured, six are in critical condition, Xinhua quoted an official as saying.