Two Chinese nationals have died after their van was involved in an accident with an Olympic bus on Wednesday in Beijing.

The Olympic bus was carrying two Croatian rowers, their coach, and members of the Canadian and Australian delegations.  The rowers suffered minor injuries.  Two other passengers on the van were also injured.

A spokesman for the Beijing Organizing Committee said the van was at fault in the accident.

Both vehicles were going to the site of the Olympic rowing events.  The Croatian rowers competed in their double skulls semifinal as scheduled but missed out on the finals with a fourth place finish.

Some information for this report was provided by Reuters.