Six killed, 24 injured in road accident near BeijingApril 5th, 2008 - 3:37 pm ICT by admin
Beijing, April 5 (Xinhua) At least six people have been killed and 24 injured after a truck collided with a car and a bus on the outskirts of Beijing, a news report said Saturday. The accident occurred at around 2 p.m. Friday in Zhuangtouyu village in Miyun County, some 100 metres from the Zhuangtouyu checkpoint on the National Highway 101.
The truck skidded and knocked a car before colliding with a bus head-on, according to police, the Beijing News reported.
The victims were on their way from Beijing to neighbouring Hebei Province. The driver and four passengers died on the spot, while another died in hospital later, police said. The injured were rushed to a hospital.
According to an initial police investigation, the truck skidded after one of its tires got punctured. The bus was at a high speed.