Road accident leaves six dead, 22 injured in N.China

2008-07-24 10:32:21 GMT       2008-07-24 18:32:21 (Beijing Time)       Xinhua English

SHIJIAZHUANG -- Six people died and 22 others were injured in a road accident in Tangshan City, northern China, on Thursday.

The incident occurred at about 7 a.m. when a coach headed south on National Highway 112 suddenly had a flat tire and slammed into an incoming cement truck near Junzikou, Xindianzi Township of Zunhua, said an official from the traffic bureau of Zunhua, a city in Tangshan.

Both drivers were among those killed. Their identities are unknown at present, and no other details are available yet.

National Highway 112 is a circular road that runs from Gaobeidian, Hebei Province through Tianjin and Tangshan and around Beijing before returning to its origin.

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