Tour bus blaze leaves 26 people dead and 28 injured – five critically

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GUTTED: The shell of the tourist bus after it was engulfed by fire. Photo credit: Twitter / @XHNews


TWENTY-SIX people have died and another 28 have been injured after a double-decker bus full of tourists caught fire in central China.

The bus was reported to have been carrying 56 people including 53 passengers, two drivers and a tour guide.

Five of those injured are reported to be in a critical condition.

The nationalities of the tourists are not yet known.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident in Hunan province that left the bus totally gutted.

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