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Highway pileup kills 8, injures 23 in Gansu
Updated: 2006-01-28 06:50

Eight people were killed and at least 23 others injured in a pileup Friday on an highway in northwest China's Gansu Province, the local traffic police said.

A heavy-duty truck ran into the pileup with two medium-sized buses and a minibus at 2:35 p.m. in Luohandong Section of the No.312 National Highway.

The accident caused death of six people on spot and another two died after emergency treatment at nearby hospital. The pileup also injured 23 people aboard the vehicles and they are now receiving treatment at hospital.

Cause of the accident is being investigated.

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