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Updated: 2011-02-11 14:39

URUMQI - Five people died and 19 were injured Friday when a coach overturned in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, said local authorities.

The accident happened around 7:20 am in Yultuzbag township, Xinhe county, said a spokesman for the administrative office of Aksu prefecture.

The coach, carrying 40 people, was en route from Daheyan township, of Turpan city, to Hotan prefecture. The passengers were mainly migrant workers from outside Xinjiang, said the spokesman.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

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