20 killed as bus falls off cliff in central China

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The remains of a bus is seen after it fell off a cliff in Linzhou in central China’s Henan province Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The bus carrying an opera troupe fell off a cliff on Tuesday, killing and injuring more than a dozen people, state media reported. (AP Photo)

A bus carrying an opera troupe fell off a cliff in central China on Tuesday, killing 20 people and injuring 13, state media reported.

The accident happened early Tuesday in Linzhou city in Henan province, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

The bus was carrying members of a local opera troupe, according to the government of Anyang city, which oversees Linzhou.

Linzhou police confirmed the accident in an online statement, but didn’t say how many people were killed or injured. It said 33 people were on the bus, which had been hired by the troupe.

Story compiled from AP and Xinhua news reports.