26/06/2016 9:50 PM AEST

At Least 35 People Dead In China Bus Fire

Two children were among the fatalities.

BEIJING (Reuters) - At least 35 people, including two children, died after a tour bus crashed and caught fire in central China, state media reported on Sunday.

Police detained the driver of the bus, which was carrying 55 people in Hunan province, said the official Xinhua news agency. Eleven people were hospitalized after the crash, with four people seriously injured, Xinhua reported.

The bus crashed into a guardrail on a highway and the fire started after an oil leak, said Xinhua, citing local authorities. State television showed images of the charred bus.


(Reporting by Paul Carsten)