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Five killed in road accident in China

Five people were killed and 14 others injured in a road accident in China's northwestern Xinjiang Uygur region, officials said.

world Updated: Jan 21, 2009 21:47 IST
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Five people were killed and 14 others injured on Wednesday in a road accident in China's northwestern Xinjiang Uygur region, officials said.

The accident occurred at 1.05 p.m. when a bus hit a truck before veering off the road, a spokesman of the local administration said.

Three people died on the spot, while two others succumbed to their injuries in a hospital. The injured are being treated in the hospital, the official said.

It was not immediately known how many people were on board the bus at the time of the accident.

First Published: Jan 21, 2009 20:06 IST