BEIJING – Five schoolchildren have died after the truck carrying them home from school fell off a mountain road in western China.
The official Xinhua News Agency says the accident took place Friday in Longnan city in Gansu province and also killed one villager. Six people were injured.
Xinhua says the light truck was carrying 13 people, including eight schoolchildren, when it went off the road and tumbled 656 feet down a slope.
Xinhua's report Saturday did not mention the ages of the children.
School buses are often in short supply in China, especially in rural areas, and overloading is a common concern on the country's roads.