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Five students killed in traffic accident in North China

(Xinhua)

15:00, September 26, 2011

TAIYUAN, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Five middle school students were killed and another seven were injured following a traffic accident in north China's Shanxi Province, local authorities said Monday.

The accident occurred at approximately 6:50 a.m. in the city of Jinzhong. A minibus carrying 11 students to school collided with a heavy-duty truck, killing five of the students instantly, according to a spokesman from the city government.

The seven injured, including the minibus driver, were rushed to a local hospital to receive treatment, the spokesman said.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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