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Bus Crash in Northern China Kills 26

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FILE - Chinese firefighters wear masks as they wait in their truck in northeastern China's Tianjin municipality, Aug. 15, 2015.

FILE - Chinese firefighters wear masks as they wait in their truck in northeastern China's Tianjin municipality, Aug. 15, 2015.

Officials in China say a bus has plunged into a canal, killing 26 of the 30 people onboard.

Authorities say a tire blew out, causing the driver of the sleeper coach to lose control and crash through a guardrail, plunging into a water-filled canal.

The accident occurred late Friday near the northern port city of Tianjin.

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