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20 killed in Chinese bus accident

20 killed in Chinese bus accident

Twenty people have died after a bus carrying an opera troupe fell off a cliff in central China.

The official Xinhua News Agency said another 13 people were injured in the accident in Linzhou city in Henan province.

Linzhou police confirmed the accident in an online statement, but did not give details on how many people had been hurt or killed.

It said there were 33 people on board and that the vehicle had been hired by the troupe.

The bus was carrying members of a local opera troupe, according to the government of Anyang city, which oversees the smaller city of Linzhou.