8 killed, 10 injured in road mishap in eastern India

15:48, September 05, 2010      

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At least eight people were killed and 10 others sustained injuries in a road mishap in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal early Sunday morning, a senior police official said.

"The mishap happened when the car in which they were traveling collided with a speeding truck headon in the state's Malda district. While eight people died on the spot, the injured have been admitted to a local hospital," the official said.

A probe has been ordered into the incident, he added.

Road accident rate in India is among the highest in the world, with at least 100,000 killed on the road every year, according to official estimates.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:梁军)

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