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7 dead, 3 injured in Guangdong vehicle pile-up

2012-10-06 01:23:38 GMT2012-10-06 09:23:38(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A fire fighter tries to put out a fire caused by vehicles' collision along a section of the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macao Expressway in Ruyuan County, Shaoguan City, south China's Guangdong Province, Oct. 5, 2012. Seven people died and another three were injured in a nine-vehicle pile-up early on Friday, authorities said. (Xinhua/Deng Gaohua)

A fire fighter carries a passenger injured in the vehicle collision along a section of the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macao Expressway in Ruyuan County, Shaoguan City, south China's Guangdong Province, Oct. 5, 2012. Seven people died and another three were injured in a nine-vehicle pile-up early on Friday, authorities said. (Xinhua/Deng Gaohua)

Photo taken on Oct. 5, 2012 shows the site where a vehicle collision occurred along a section of the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macao Expressway in Ruyuan County, Shaoguan City, south China's Guangdong Province. Seven people died and another three were injured in a nine-vehicle pile-up early on Friday, authorities said. (Xinhua/Deng Gaohua)

The wounded receive treatment in a hospital in Ruyuan County, south China's Guangdong Province, Oct. 5, 2012. Seven people died and another three were injured in a nine-vehicle pile-up early on Friday, authorities said. The accident happened after midnight, when a heavy semi-trailer hit six cars and another two trucks waiting in lines along a section of the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macao Expressway in Ruyuan County, Shaoguan City, said a spokesman with the provincial emergency response office. (Xinhua/Lai Nanpo)

A fire breaks out in the wake of vehicles' collision along a section of the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macao Expressway in Ruyuan County, Shaoguan City, south China's Guangdong Province, Oct. 5, 2012. Seven people died and another three were injured in a nine-vehicle pile-up early on Friday, authorities said. (Xinhua/Deng Gaohua)

A wounded man receives treatment in a hospital in Ruyuan County, south China's Guangdong Province, Oct. 5, 2012. Seven people died and another three were injured in a nine-vehicle pile-up early on Friday, authorities said. The accident happened after midnight, when a heavy semi-trailer hit six cars and another two trucks waiting in lines along a section of the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macao Expressway in Ruyuan County, Shaoguan City, said a spokesman with the provincial emergency response office. (Xinhua/Lai Nanpo)

A seven-vehicle pile-up on Wednesday left seven people dead and another three injured, authorities in south China's Guangdong province said.

The accident happened at 8:55 a.m. in Ruyuan county in the city of Shaoguan on the expressway from Beijing to Hong Kong and Macao, said a spokesman with the provincial emergency response office.

Three semi-trailers and four trucks were involved in the pile-up.

The injured were rushed to hospital, and it was not yet known whether their injuries were life threatening, said the spokesman.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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