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21 dead, seven injured after vehicle overturns in NW China

(Xinhua)

11:11, October 29, 2011

LANZHOU, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- A vehicle carrying railway construction workers overturned in northwest China's Gansu Province Saturday, killing 21 people and inuring seven others, local authorities said.

The accident happened at about 7:30 a.m. in the Manwa Township in Lintao County, when the vehicle was travelling to a railway construction site, the Gansu Provincial Work Safety Administration announced in a statement.

It was not immediately known about how many workers were aboard the vehicle.

Local authorities are investigating the cause of the accident, the statement said.

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