Truck crashes into bus in Mongolia, one killed

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-28 21:42:39|Editor: Shi Yinglun
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ULAN BATOR, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- At least one person was killed and five others were injured after a truck early Wednesday crashed into a passenger bus in Mongolia, the country's traffic police department reported.

The accident occurred 1:00 a.m. Wednesday local time (1700 GMT Tuesday) along the route of Ulan Bator-Darkhan in northern Mongolia, the department said in a statement.

The injured have been taken to a hospital, it said, adding that the bus was carrying 32 passengers.

The accident is currently under investigation.

More than 300 people have lost their lives in traffic accidents across Mongolia so far this year, the traffic police department said, noting that more than half of the accidents occurred on rural roads.

Over-speeding, unpermitted overtaking, drunk driving and driver fatigue were the main causes of the accidents, it said.

On June 15, the country launched a three-month national campaign called "No hurry" to reduce traffic accidents.

In 2018, a total of 562 people died and 4,761 people were injured in traffic accidents in Mongolia.