7 dead in three road accidents in NW China

Updated: 2012-01-07 15:01


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LANZHOU - Seven people died and another 15 were injured in three consecutive accidents early Saturday morning in Gangu county, northwest China's Gansu province, local police said.

The three accidents happened on a section of the Tianshui-Dingxi Highway, which was slick due to snow. The injured have been sent to a local hospital, local police said.

The stretch of road where the accidents occurred has been closed.

The cause of the accidents is under investigation.