Five killed, 14 injured in China road accident

January 21st, 2009 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Urumqi (China), Jan 21 (Xinhua) Five people were killed and 14 others injured Wednesday in a road accident in China’s northwestern Xinjiang Uygur region, officials said.The accident occurred at 1.05 p.m. when a bus hit a truck before veering off the road, a spokesman of the local administration said.

Three people died on the spot, while two others succumbed to their injuries in a hospital. The injured are being treated in the hospital, the official said.

It was not immediately known how many people were on board the bus at the time of the accident.

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