At least 36 people died and 36 others were injured in east China when a packed coach with a flat tyre collided with a truck, authorities said Sunday.
Investigators believe the accident in Jiangsu province happened when the bus, carrying 69 people, veered across a motorway because of a flat tyre.
It then crashed into a lorry, which was said to be carrying three people and moving in the opposite direction.
Deadly road accidents are relatively common in China, where traffic rules are often flouted.
Nine people were seriously injured, 26 were slightly hurt and one was discharged from hospital.
The Changchun-Shenzhen expressway reopened after eight hours of rescue work.
Deadly road accidents are common in China, where traffic regulations are often flouted or go unenforced.