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Seven killed in highway pile up in China

Last Updated: Friday, October 5, 2012 - 21:23

Beijing: At least seven people were killed and three others injured in a nine-vehicle pile-up in China on Friday.
The accident happened after midnight, when a heavy semi-trailer hit six cars and another two trucks waiting in lines along a section of the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macao Expressway in Ruyuan County, Shaoguan City, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Some vehicles caught fire, state television reported.

China is currently experiencing heavy rush on its main highways due to seven-day National Day holidays.


First Published: Friday, October 5, 2012 - 21:23
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