East China road accident kills 10, injures 21

NANCHANG - Ten people were killed and another 21 were injured after an overloaded passenger vehicle skidded off the road in East China's Jiangxi province Tuesday morning, local authorities said.

The accident happened at around 10:20 am in Ningdu County, Ganzhou City, when a 19-seater carrying 31 people skidded off the road at a downhill turn and landed in a 10-meter-deep ditch, according to the provincial public security department.

Nine passengers were killed at the scene and another died later after medical treatment failed. The injured have been rushed to nearby hospitals. One was severely wounded.