BEIJING (AP) — Two road accidents in China have killed 14 people in one day.

The official Xinhua News Agency says seven people were killed and another five injured when the bus they were traveling in crashed with a trailer in eastern Anhui province. The accident happened Saturday in a rural area.

Later on Saturday, seven people were killed when the van they were in fell off a cliff in southwest Yunnan province. Xinhua said Sunday that the vehicle had been hit from behind by another van.

Serious traffic accidents are common in China due to often overloaded vehicles and poorly trained drivers who often ignore traffic laws.

Subscribe to Asian Correspondent

Receive our weekly round-up of the most important stories in Asia

We will never give away, trade or sell your email address. You can unsubscribe at any time.