Bad start to the National Day holidays: 5 German nationals and their Chinese driver were killed on the spot after their bus exploded following a collision with a container truck. The accident occurred Monday morning at approximately 8.30am on the Jingjintang Expressway which links Beijing to Tianjin.
According to Chinese media reports, the group was on a tour organised by the Beijing branch of the China Youth Travel Service. Another 14 passengers were injured in the incident, but no details were forthcoming on the nationality of the injured passengers.
Watch CCTV’s report of the accident (in Chinese) here.
Here’s what the bus looked like in the aftermath of the explosion: