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Bus wreck kills 13 in southwest China

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The bus fell nearly 30 feet off a cliff
  • Nine other people were injured

(CNN) -- A bus carrying 22 passengers plummeted nearly 30 feet off a cliff in southwest China on Saturday, killing at least 13 people and injuring nine others, state-run media reported.

Local authorities told Xinhua News Agency that the bus apparently lost control, crashing into a guardrail before going over the edge of the cliff.

The cause of the wreck in Xuanhan County in Sichuan Province is under investigation, Xinhua reported.