| GEO World|
| Twenty-five die in China bus accident|
| Updated at: 1418 PST, Wednesday, August 13, 2008|
BEIJING: Twenty-five people, mostly youth, died when a bus overturned in China's northwest Xinjiang region, state media said Wednesday.
Seventeen people died at the scene of Tuesday's accident, while eight others later succumbed to their injuries in an area hospital, Xinhua news agency reported.
The five remaining people on the bus were receiving medical treatment. The bus overturned on a remote mountain road leading to Artux city.
The incident was an accident, said a spokeswoman for the government in the Kirgiz region, where the bus overturned. "The mountain road is very dangerous," she said. "The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but it is not linked to any terrorist act."