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At least 6 killed, including 5 Germans, in Chinese bus fire

TIANJIN, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Fiver German nationals were among the six people killed in a bus fire near Beijing, China, officials said Monday.

A tourist bus carrying a group of Germans crashed into a container truck and caught fire while driving on a Beijing-Shanghai expressway at around 8:30 a.m. local time.

Among the six killed were five German nationals and a Chinese driver. In addition, fourteen others were also reported injured, including another twelve Germans and two Chinese. They were transferred to local hospitals in Taijin. However, the names of the victims have not been disclosed, although most of them were reported to be middle-aged.

Authorities said the tourist group was organized by the China Youth Travel Service, which is based in Beijing. Few details were immediately available, but the bus was completely set on fire with thick smoke surrounding the vehicle.

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