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Tourist bus crash kills 11 in China

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • A tourist bus fell into a ravine in northwestern China, killing at least 11
  • The bus was on its way to a scenic lake

(CNN) -- At least 11 people were killed Thursday after a tourist bus fell into a ravine in northwestern China, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The wreck happened in Altay, in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, the news agency reported, citing police. Fifteen tourists were among 17 people on the bus when the wreck happened, the news agency said.

The bus was on its way from Buerjin County to the scenic Kanas Lake.

Rescuers were on the scene, Xinhua reported, and authorities were investigating the cause of the accident.