CHINA Death toll rises to 9 as truck crashes into house in east China

CHINA

Death toll rises to 9 as truck crashes into house in east China

Xinhua

01:33, April 14, 2020

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FUZHOU, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Nine people were killed and eight others injured after a semi-trailer truck crashed into roadside buildings in east China's Fujian Province Monday, local police said.

The accident occurred at about 6:20 a.m. when the truck loaded with concrete pipes lost control on a downward slope of a road and then plowed into roadside buildings in Luoyuan County, the county's public security bureau said.

After the accident, local authorities organized an immediate rescue operation and as of 4:00 p.m., the flow of traffic at the spot had been gradually restored.

An investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.


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