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6 killed in truck containers tumble in east China

07-08-2010 08:46 BJT

JINAN, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Six people were killed and one injured in a traffic accident in east China's Shandong Province Wednesday, local authorities said.

The accident happened when a truck's trailer overturned while turning, and two containers fell off it and crushed two moving cars in Shandong's Linyi City early Wednesday morning, said a spokesman of Linyi City Government.

The injured was rushed to hospital. It is not yet known whether the injuries are life-threatening, said the spokesman.

Initial investigations showed the truck was speeding which had led to the accident, he added.

The truck driver has been detained, and further investigations are ongoing.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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