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Mother and son die under wheels of container truck

By Pan Zheng  (Shanghai Daily)

19:22, December 14, 2011

A woman and her son were killed this morning by a container truck in Pudong as their electric moped reached the crossroad of Yanggao Road N. and Hanjin Road.

The tragedy happened around 9:45am. Police said the truck was about to make a right turn from Hangjin Road to Yanggao Road N. when the moped came up from behind, fell over and got crushed under the truck wheels.

Witnesses said the mother and her son, who was about six or seven years old, died instantly in a pool of blood.

Police has detained the truck driver and are investigating the cause of the accident.

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