Van-coach collision triggers explosion in C China, heavy casualties suspected

July 19, 2014 4:48 AM

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Van-coach collision triggers explosion in C China, heavy casualties suspected

This photo taken by a cellphone on July 19, 2014 shows resucers work at the scene of a vehicle collision on a section of the Hukun Expressway in central China's Hunan Province. The accident happened at around 3 a.m., when a freight van loaded with flammable liquid rear ended a passenger coach capable of carrying 53 people, according to the provincial traffic police. Four passengers managed to escape with major burns, while the conditions of the rest remain unclear. (Xinhua)

Heavy casualties are feared after a vehicle crash triggered fire and explosion on a central China highway early Saturday morning, police said.

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