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Traffic accident kills six in central China

(Xinhua)

14:35, February 10, 2012

WUHAN, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- Six people died and three were injured after a small truck plunged off a cliff on Thursday in the central province of Hubei, local authorities said Friday.

The truck carrying nine people, three more than it was safe to carry, lost control in a small village in Xianfeng county. Five people died at the scene and another died in hospital, police said.

An investigation into the accident is underway.

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