A bus veered into the opposite lane in China on Saturday morning, hitting a truck and killing 36 people, according to an official police notice.
The bus, which was driving north, broke through a barrier dividing two lanes on a motorway. It then crashed into a truck carrying 3 people moving in the opposite direction, police said.
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An initial investigation reported that the accident was caused by a flat tire. The report was made by the Xinhua news agency in a Sunday story.
The statement added that 36 people were also injured, 9 seriously. Authorities sent emergency responders to the site immediately.