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Quarantine bus crash kills 27 in China, stoking fury over zero-COVID

'All of us are on this bus,' netizens declare

Chinese workers in protective suits inspect the health information on mobile phones in Shanghai. Many have criticized Beijing's pandemic response as too harsh.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- A bus headed to a remote coronavirus quarantine site in southern China crashed early Sunday local time, killing 27 aboard and injuring 20.

Authorities reported that 47 residents of Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou province, were en route to a remote quarantine facility when the vehicle overturned off the highway and into a mountain ditch around 2:40 a.m. The accident occurred in Sandu county, more than 100 miles from Guiyang.

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