Mon, January 16, 2012
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Pile-up causes multiple deaths in Anhui

2012-01-16 08:18:00 GMT2012-01-16 16:18:00(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A number of people have died and others injured after a serious pile-up on the Xuanwu Expressway in East China's Anhui province. [Photo/CFP]

A van involved in the serious pile-up on the Xuanwu Expressway in East China's Anhui province. The accident happened at 6 am on Jan 16, resulting in multiple deaths. [Photo/CFP]

A tow truck pulls a vehicle from the wreckage of a fatal pile-up on the Xuanwu Expressway in East China's Anhui province. [Photo/CFP]

A tow truck pulls a vehicle from the wreckage of a fatal pile-up on the Xuanwu Expressway in East China's Anhui province. [Photo/CFP]

HEFEI, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Seven people were killed and another one was critically injured in a pileup on Monday morning on a highway in east China's Anhui Province, said local police.

At about 6 a.m., a people carrier crashed into a truck on a section of the highway near Xuancheng city. Eight people trapped in the car were rescued and sent to hospital, said local police.

Seven of them, including the driver and two children, were confirmed dead at the hospital.

As of 2 p.m. Monday, the injured passenger was still in a critical condition.

The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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