Five people were killed today and seven others injured when a bus overturned on a highway in east China’s Jiangxi province.

The accident happened at around 7:50 AM on a section of the Jiguang Highway in Ningdu County, local authorities said.

There were 44 people including the driver on board the 55-seater vehicle at the time.

The injured have been admitted to hospital, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Road accidents are a serious problem in China.

According to World Health Organisation (WHO), more than 250,000 people are killed in road accidents in China.