YAN'AN, Shaanxi, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- The families of 26 victims in a fatal bus-tanker collision in northwest China's Shaanxi Province on Aug. 26 have reached compensation deals, an official with the State Administration of Work Safety said Tuesday.
The amount of compensation for each victim has not been published, the official said. The deals were reached with a working group handling the aftermath of the accident.
The identity of 35 victims in the crash, which left 36 people dead and three others injured, were confirmed on Tuesday with the help of DNA testing, according to the local government.
The accident happened on a section of the Baotou-Maoming expressway, linking northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and Guangdong Province in the south, in Ansai County in the city of Yan'an at around 2 a.m. on Aug. 26 when a double-decker sleeper bus carrying 39 people crashed into a methanol-loaded tanker and caught fire.