Rescuers work at the accident site in Kaiyang County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, April 17, 2017. Ten people died and five others were injured when a bus plunged into a river in Guizhou Province Monday, local authorities said. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)
GUIYANG, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Thirteen people died and six were injured when a bus plunged into a river in southwest China's Guizhou Province Monday, local authorities said.
The accident occurred around 8:30 a.m. in Kaiyang, an outer county of the provincial capital Guiyang, the county government said in a statement.
The 19-seat bus, traveling from Kaiyang to Weng'an county in Bouyei-Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Qiannan, was carrying 19 people when it veered off a bridge on a provincial highway and fell into the river.
The injured are being treated in a local hospital.
Local police are holding several people in custody for questioning.
An investigation is ongoing.