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Five killed as bus crashes into pedestrians in south China


19:00, December 27, 2011

SHENZHEN, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- Five people were killed and one injured Tuesday afternoon after a coach crashed into pedestrians in the southern city of Shenzhen, local police said.

The accident occurred at about 1:10 p.m. Tuesday as a long-distance bus lost control and crashed into pedestrians near a parking lot in Luohu District, the Shenzhen public security bureau said in a statement.

The injured pedestrian has been sent to hospital for emergency treatment, it said.

The coach driver, surnamed Deng, has been held by police and an investigation into the cause of the accident is under way, the statement said.


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