Two accidents leave six dead in Inner Mongolia

14:43, April 12, 2010      

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Six people were killed in two separate accidents Saturday in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, local work safety authorities said Sunday.

Three electricians were working on a pylon at around 2:30 p.m. Saturday when it collapsed, killing two on the spot in Chifeng City. The injured one died later in a local hospital, according to a statement from the regional work safety supervision bureau.

Initial investigations showed that a missing screw on the base of the pylon might have caused the accident. And the police were further probing the case, the statement said.

Another three people were killed and five injured after two sedans collided on a highway coded S307 in Xilingol Prefecture, it said.

The injured were being treated in a local hospital.

The cause of the accident is being investigated, the statement said.

Source: Xinhua


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