Fri, January 30, 2009
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Woman, child killed in traffic accident in SW China

2009-01-30 09:42:31 GMT2009-01-30 17:42:31 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

GUIYANG, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- A woman and a 6-year-old boy were killed in a traffic crash Friday in Guizhou Province, southwest China.

The accident took place at about 6:30 a.m. at a section of a highway linking Guiyang, the provincial capital, to Zunyi city when a minibus carrying nine people was in collision with the rear of a truck, said the highway traffic police in Zunyi.

The woman and the boy died at the scene. The minibus driver and another passenger suffered minor injuries, rescuers said.

Traffic police are investigating the accident with the help of the truck driver.

An initial investigation found heavy fog at the time of the accident had reduced visibility at the section of the highway to just 10 meters.

Three people died in a pile-up involving about 20 vehicles in heavy fog on the same highway on Sunday.

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