27 killed in Southwest China bus fire

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Twenty-seven people have been killed after a bus was engulfed by fire in Chongqing, Southwest China today; 11 more were hospitalized.

None of the 38 on board escaped unscathed after the disaster occurred at around 5 p.m. local time. Emergency services rushed the injured to a nearby hospital for treatment, while two vice-mayors visited the scene of the tragedy.

It is not currently known what caused the accident.