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China expressway pileup kills 5

08-20-2012 11:35 BJT

LANZHOU, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- A pile-up involving eight vehicles killed five people Sunday on an interprovincial expressway in northwest China's Gansu Province, police said.

A speeding trailer truck from the central province of Henan crashed into a light van at a toll gate on the expressway linking Lanzhou, Gansu's provincial capital, with Qingdao, a port city in the eastern Shandong Province.

The collision caused a pile-up involving six other vehicles.

All the victims were on board a Honda CRV, which veered off the road after being rearended.

The cause of the accident is under investigation, said traffic police authorities in Lanzhou.

Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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