Six killed in truck-police van collision in China

May 25th, 2008 - 4:41 am ICT by admin  

Guangzhou (China), May 25 (Xinhua) At least six people have been killed and nine injured when a speeding heavy truck collided with a police van in southern China, the police have said. The accident occurred at around 10:30 a.m. Saturday near Shaoguan city in Guangdong province, the police said, adding that all the dead were occupants of the police van, which was hit by the speeding truck on the expressway linking the province and the capital Beijing.

The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital and the conditions of some of them were stated to be very critical.

No information about the occupants on the truck was immediately available.

An investigation into the cause is under way.

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