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Head-on collision kills at least seven in east China
Updated: 2008-07-23 11:18

HANGZHOU -- At least seven people are dead and five are seriously injured after a head-on collision of a bus and a truck in a city in east China's Zhejiang Province early on Wednesday, according to police.

The accident occurred in Shangyu City shortly after midnight, when a bus, with an unknown number of passengers aboard, and a coal truck crashed.

A police spokesman said the injured had been taken to hospital, where about 30 were being treated for minor injuries.

The police are still investigating the cause of the accident.