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Traffic accident kills six in N. China
Updated: 2004-10-27 00:32

Six people were killed in a traffic accident in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Monday, local police said on Tuesday.

A Hongyan truck firstly collided with a farming tricycle from behind at 0:40 a.m. Monday in Dongsheng District of Ordos City when it was trying to overtake and then had a head-on collision with a Jiefang truck. The driver of the latter truck was seriously injured.

 A half hour later, a car ran into the collided Jiefang truck from back, killing all the five people in the car, including its driver, at the scene. And the driver of the Jiefang truck died in hospital later. The tricycle driver along with the passengers aboard were just slightly injured.

Investigation into the cause, including a test for blood type to the dead car driver, is underway.

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