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Bus-Truck Crash on Highway in South China Kills 21

Chinese state media say a crash between a cargo truck and coach bus in the southern Chinese province of Hunan has killed 21 and injured 11.

Xinhua News Agency said the cargo truck rammed through the median barrier and collided with an oncoming coach bus. It says the crash Friday morning also caused two other vehicles to collide but provided no further detail.

A photo posted by Xinhua shows a coach bus on fire with thick, black smoke rising.

It's not clear what caused the truck to veer. Xinhua says the authorities are investigating.

Road traffic typically increases in late September as China prepares for its traditional Moon Festival and National Day holidays.