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Eight killed in NE China road accident

2009-12-01 10:12:22 GMT2009-12-01 18:12:22 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

The picture taken on Dec. 1, 2009 shows a damaged van at the traffic accident site in Mulan County, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province. At least six people have been confirmed dead after a mini-bus collided with the van in the province, local officials said Tuesday. The accident happened on Hazhao Road in Liuhe Township, Mulan County, at about 7:40 a.m. (Xinhua/Wang Jianwei)

Photographers take pictures of a damaged bus at the traffic accident site in Mulan County, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province. (Xinhua/Wang Jianwei)

A man injured at a traffic accident receives first aid at a hospital in Mulan County, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Dec. 1, 2009. (Xinhua/Wang Jianwei)

HARBIN, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- Eight people were killed and seven others were injured in a car accident in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, local officials said Tuesday.

The accident happened at about 7:40 a.m. when a mini-bus carrying 15 people collided with a van on Hazhao Road in Liuhe Township, Mulan County, said Xue Hongling, one of the injured.

Five passengers and the driver on the mini-bus were killed on the spot. Two injured passengers died on the way to hospital.

Seven others were under treatment in two county hospitals. Two of the injured were yet out of danger, said Lu Dezhen, a doctor with the Mulan County People's Hospital.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

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