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One dead, 13 injured in vehicle pile-up in NW China


11:02, October 11, 2011

XI'AN, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- One person was killed and 13 others, including 10 children, were injured in a pile-up of five vehicles in northwest China's Shaanxi Province Monday afternoon, said local officials Tuesday.

A truck collided with four other vehicles, including a van and a sedan, then fell on its side in the city of Tongchuan at around 4:50 p.m. on Monday, said the publicity department of the municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China in a statement.

Among the 13 injured, five people were seriously hurt. Ten children, aged between 3 and 5, were among the injured, it said.

Dai Yongchao, the 25-year-old truck driver, has been detained by police.

An investigation is underway.


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