At least 32 Chinese killed in North Korea bus crash

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At least 32 Chinese nationals and four North Koreans were killed in a bus crash in North Korea, China’s foreign ministry said today.
“We are investigating the cause” of the accident which occurred on Sunday, ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a regular press briefing, hours after Beijing reported “heavy casualties” in the crash. (AFP)

Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Koreans died in a major bus accident in North Korea, China’s foreign ministry said on Monday, with two Chinese nationals seriously injured and left in critical condition.

Chinese visitors make up about 80 percent of all foreign tourists to North Korea, says a South Korean think-tank, the Korea Maritime Institute, which estimates that tourism generates revenue of about $44 million each year for the isolated country.

Chinese diplomats have rushed to the scene of Sunday’s accident in North Hwanghae province, the foreign ministry said.

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