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6 dead in SE China auto accident

(Xinhua)

11:13, July 14, 2012

FUZHOU, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Six people died in a head-on collision between a van and a truck that occurred Friday in southeast China's Fujian Province, local authorities said.

The van's driver and its five passengers died at the scene following the collision, which occurred at around 4:30 p.m. on National Highway No. 316 in Shunchang county, a county government spokesman said.

The passengers, all teachers at a local high school, were returning home after vacationing in the nearby city of Shaowu, the spokesman said.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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