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Road accident kills seven in Beijing

2009-07-29 06:39:11 GMT2009-07-29 14:39:11 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Rescuers work at the scene where a truck overturned and collided with three cars in the opposite direction on the east Ring Road No. 5 in Beijing, capital of China, July 28, 2009. (Xinhua/Wei Tong)

Rescuers work at the scene where a truck overturned and collided with three cars in the opposite direction on the east Ring Road No. 5 in Beijing, capital of China, July 28, 2009. Seven people died and another was injured in the traffic accident, police said. (Xinhua/Wei Tong)

Photo taken on July 28, 2009 shows the scene where a truck overturned and collided with three cars in the opposite direction on the east Ring Road No. 5 in Beijing, capital of China. Seven people died and another was injured in the traffic accident, police said. (Xinhua/Wei Tong)

BEIJING, July 28 (Xinhua) -- At least seven people died and one was injured after a truck overturned on a busy Beijing ring road Tuesday, police said.

Police would not say how many vehicles were involved in the accident, which happened at 5:30 p.m. near Wufangqiao, on the east Fifth Ring Road.

The truck driver surnamed Liu from east China's Shandong Province said he turned left and collided with three cars in the opposite direction when he saw a minibus ahead of him put on the brake suddenly.

The accident killed six and injured two at the scene. The injured had been taken to hospital and one person died at hospital.

As of 9:14 p.m., the scene had been cleaned up and reopened to traffic.

Municipal government officials had arrived at the scene and investigation into the cause of the accident was underway, police said.

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