A passenger coach erupted into flames earlier today on an expressway between Tianjin and Beijing, possibly the same stretch of road in which we saw a 31-vehicle pileup just a few days ago. Reports are that 5 German passengers and 1 Chinese have died, and another 14 were injured. Nothing else is known at this time.
AP points out that, “According to government statistics, poorly maintained roads and bad driving habits result in about 70,000 deaths and 300,000 injuries a year” in China.
The candles are out on Weibo.