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7 dead, 14 injured in SW China road crash


09:12, December 28, 2012

Photo taken on Dec. 27, 2012 shows a road crash accident on the National Highway No. 213 in Renshou County, Meishan, southwest China's Sichuan Province. Seven were killed and another 14 injured after a coach ran into a truck at the Renshou-section of the National Highway No. 213 Thursday morning. The cause of the accident is under investigation. (Xinhua)

CHENGDU, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- Seven were killed and another 14 injured after a coach ran into a truck on a highway in southwest China's Sichuan Province Thursday morning, safety watchdog said.

The 30-seat coach carrying 18 passengers hit a truck at 10:40 a.m. at the road section of Renshou County in the city of Meishan on the National Highway No. 213., said the county's work safety and supervision bureau.

Five died at the scene, and another two dead on the way to hospital. The 14 others injured were rushed to three local hospitals and it is not known yet whether their injuries were life threatening or not, said the spokesman.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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