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China's safety authority urges efforts to prevent road accidents


09:10, October 31, 2011

BEIJING, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) -- China's work safety authority on Sunday called for intensified efforts to prevent road traffic accidents after a car crash killed 12 people in northwest China last Sunday.

A minivan rear-ended an unlicensed motor tricycle in Moyu county in the Hotan prefecture of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on the evening of Oct. 23, leaving 12 people dead and two others injured. The cause of the accident is being investigated, the Work Safety Commission of the State Council, or China's Cbinet, said in a statement on its website.

The commission asked local authorities to learn from the accident, raise residents' road safety awareness, take action against vehicles ferrying passengers illegally, and step up road-safety inspections, especially in accident-prone areas.

Drivers will be severely punished for offences such as drunk driving, speeding and driving while tired, the statement said.


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