17 dead in China road accident

August 6th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) At least 17 people died and four were injured in a road accident in east China’s Jiangxi province Saturday, Xinhua reported.

The accident occurred when a semi-trailer truck rear-ended another one and rolled over to the opposite lane on the Shanghai-Kunming expressway at around 4.30 a.m.

The truck was then hit by a lorry, which turned on its right side and collided with a passenger van, said traffic police.

Twelve people, including nine travelling by the van, died at the accident site while five others died in hospital, said police.

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