Rescuers work at the accident site after a coach hit the wall of the Qinling Mountains No. 1 Tunnel on the Jingkun Expressway in Ningshan County, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Aug. 11, 2017. At least 36 people were killed and 13 others injured in the expressway accident Thursday night. The Jingkun Expressway links Beijing, capital of China, and Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province. (Xinhua)
XI'AN, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- At least 36 people were killed and 13 others injured in an expressway accident in northwest China's Shaanxi Province Thursday night, local authorities said Friday morning.
The accident occurred at around 11:34 p.m. when a coach hit the wall of the Qinling tunnel of the Xi'an-Hanzhong Expressway, according to the public security department of Shaanxi.
The coach was en route to Luoyang City, central China's Henan Province, from Chengdu City, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province.
The injured have been rushed to the hospital.
Rescue work is underway.