CHINA 28-truck pile-up leaves 3 dead in central China

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28-truck pile-up leaves 3 dead in central China

Xinhua

22:02, November 19, 2018

ZHENGZHOU, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- At least three people were killed in a chain reaction car crash where 28 trucks were involved on a highway in central China's Henan Province Monday, local authorities said.

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Aerial photo taken on Nov. 19, 2018 shows the rescuers working at the site of the car crash in Pingyu of Zhumadian, central China's Henan Province. Thirteen people had been admitted to hospital including three later confirmed dead after a chain reaction car crash where 28 trucks were involved on a highway near a toll station in Pingyu. The rescue mission is ongoing. (Photo: Xinhua)

The accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. near a toll station in Pingyu, in the city of Zhumadian, according to the publicity department of Pingyu County Committee of the Communist Party of China.

Thirteen people had been admitted to hospital after the accident, including three later confirmed dead. A rescue mission is ongoing, said the source.

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