11 killed after bus overturns in Shanghai

Updated: 2011-09-15 06:45


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 11 killed after bus overturns in Shanghai

Passengers injured in a bus accident receive treatment at a hospital in Shanghai, Sept 14, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua] 

SHANGHAI - The death toll in a bus overturn Wednesday night in Shanghai has risen to 11 after another injured passenger died in hospital Thursday morning, according to the Shanghai Health Bureau.

The accident occurred at around 8:54 pm when the bus with 24 people on board turned over near the Longdong Avenue in Pudong District. Seven people were killed at the scene while three died later in the hospital, the office said.

The injured passengers were rescued by police, firefighters and medics and were rushed to two local hospitals.

The office said the bus is a shuttle bus of Inventec (Shanghai) Corporation. The victims are believed to be the company's employees.

Investigation into the accident is underway.

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