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17 killed, 17 injured in rear-end collision in N. China

(Xinhua)

13:13, August 28, 2011

SHIJIAZHUANG, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- At least 17 people were killed and 17 others injured in north China's Hebei Province Sunday morning, according to the local police.

The accident happened at around 5 a.m. when an Iveco bus loading 34 migrant workers rear-ended with a semi-trailer parking at the roadside in Shangyi County of the city of Zhangjiakou.

Rescue work is underway.

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