3 die, 9 injured in S.W. China road accident

09:31, March 08, 2010      

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Three people were killed and 9 others injured Sunday after a truck lost control and crashed into a border checkpoint barracks in southwest China's Yunnan Province, local authorities said.

The dead included the driver and two border policemen. The injured, a passenger on the truck and eight border policemen, were under medical treatment and in stable conditions, said a municipal traffic police spokesman.

The truck had a brake failure and crashed into the barracks of Mangyan checkpoint near China-Myanmar border after breaking through a construction roadblock on a provincial highway in Baoshan City at around 6:05 a.m., the spokesman said.

Further investigation is underway, he added.

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