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At least 35 people including two children have died after a tour bus caught fire in central China, state media reported.
A further eleven passengers were hospitalised with injuries, four of whom are seriously hurt.
The bus had 55 people on board when it crashed into a guard rail and then set alight from an oil leak, Xinhua agency reported.
Police have detained the driver.
Chinese state media is reporting that dozens of people have died after a tornado and torrential rain struck Jiangsu province on Thursday afternoon.
It has been reported that 78 people have been killed, and around 500 people injured as storms battered the eastern coast of China.
It is believed that of those 500, around 200 people are seriously injured.
Many homes in Yangcheng city, which has taken the brunt of the storms, have been flattened.
Power and communications are down in some areas, and emergency supplies including a thousand tents have been sent to the scene, the civil affairs ministry said in a statement.
The President of the Shanxi Rural Credit Co-operatives branch has been suspended after a video of the 'punishment' was posted online.Read the full story ›
The glittering formal opening of the entertainment giant's vast Chinese resort has been overshadowed by tragedies at home.Read the full story ›
A man has been rescued by firefighters - after getting his head stuck inside a washing machine.Read the full story ›