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At Least 36 Killed in China After Bus Crashes With Truck

Beijing: At least 36 people have died and 36 others were injured in east China after a coach collided with a truck, state media said Sunday.

The bus was carrying 69 people when it hit the truck on an expressway in eastern Jiangsu province on Saturday morning, the official Xinhua news agency said.

The accident was caused by a flat tyre on the bus, according to a preliminary investigation, Xinhua said.

Nine people were seriously injured, 26 were slightly hurt and one has been discharged from hospital.

The Changchun-Shenzhen expressway reopened after eight hours of rescue work.