23 die in China accident

April 12th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, April 12 (IANS) At least 23 people were killed in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck in central China’s Anhui province Thursday, police said.

The crash occurred at about 6:30 a.m. near Wangzhai township in the city of Suzhou, traffic police said.

Three injured passengers were rushed to a hospital, reported Xinhua.

Traffic accidents on China’s roads result in about 70,000 deaths and 300,000 injuries each year, according to the Ministry of Public Security. Speeding, fatigue, drunk-driving and poor road conditions are usually blamed.

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