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3 dead, 2 injured in Henan tanker crash


08:20, January 05, 2013

ZHENGZHOU, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- Three people died and two were injured when a tanker truck slammed into a residential building and caught fire in central China's Henan Province on Thursday, local authorities have announced.

The accident occurred around 8:50 p.m. on a section of National Highway 312 in Xixia County of the city of Nanyang, according to the county publicity department.

The tanker, loaded with liquified gas, collided with a truck while attempting to pass the vehicle, then veered off the road and slammed into a roadside building.

Rescuers have found the bodies of three dead people at the scene, and the two slightly injured people have been sent to hospital.

Further investigation into the accident is under way.

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