Dozens dead in China bus fire

Fire breaks out on board shuttle bus carrying factory workers in Wuxi.

    The fire killed 24 and injured 19, according to state media [AFP]

    Previous accidents

    Last year, a man ignited a bucket of petrol on an overcrowded bus in the southern city of Chengdu.

    The bus had sealed windows and no emergency exits, preventing escape, which ultimately resulted in the deaths of 27 people.

    That fire prompted safety checks for public buses and driver training around the country.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    The War in October: What Happened in 1973?

    The War in October: What Happened in 1973?

    Al Jazeera examines three weeks of war from which both Arabs and Israelis claimed to emerge victorious.