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9 dead in East China highway pile-up

Updated: 2013-11-23 19:45
( Xinhua)

HEFEI - Nine people died and 76 others were injured after a massive vehicle pile-up on a foggy highway in East China's Anhui province, local authorities said Saturday.

Five deaths were initially reported after the accident happened on Friday morning on a highway linking Shanghai and Shaanxi, where at least 26 vehicles crashed, starting a fire that engulfed 11 vehicles.

Four people died in the hospital on Saturday, according to the municipal government of Hefei, capital of Anhui.

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