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Seven killed in China road mishap

world Updated: May 04, 2011 10:49 IST

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Seven persons were killed and four others injured when a truck loaded with industrial chemicals rammed into cars and burst into flames on an expressway linking Chengdu with Chongqing in southwest China.

Three vehicles including the truck caught fire following the crash, according to the Safety Supervision Bureau of Sichuan Province.

Rescuers and firefighters rushed to the scene shortly after the accident, extinguishing the fire and clearing the site.

The four injured had been sent to hospital and traffic had returned to normal, Xinhua reported.