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5 dead, 10 injured as motor tricycle overturns in NW China

04-07-2011 09:22 BJT

XI'AN, April 6 (Xinhua) -- Five people were killed and another 10 injured after a motor tricycle overturned in northwest China's Shaanxi Province Wednesday, local police said.

The accident occurred at abut 12:40 p.m. in Cuifeng Township of Zhouzhi County as the farm-use vehicle with 15 aboard overturned due to brake failure on a downward slope.

Four passengers died at the scene and one died later at hospital. The other 10 suffered no life-threatening injuries.

Initial police investigation blamed overloading for the fatal accident.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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