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Six dead, 15 injured in south China highway pileup

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-01-14 15:48

GUANGZHOU -- Six people died and 15 others suffered injuries Saturday in a 19-car pile-up on a highway in south China's Guangdong Province, local traffic authority said.

The accidents occurred at around 9:29 a.m. in Qingyuan city, along a highway that connects Guangdong with Hunan Province to the north.

Seven vehicles caught fire.

Rescue operation is underway.

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