7 dead as truck crashes into house in east China


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FUZHOU, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Seven people were killed after a semi-trailer truck crashed into a roadside house in east China's Fujian Province on 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 a roadside house in Luoyuan county, the county's public security bureau said.

Six residents and the truck driver were killed, the bureau said.

An investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.