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SW China traffic accident kills 7, injures 25
Updated: 2006-01-19 19:50

Seven passengers were killed and 25 others injured when a minibus plunged into a valley in southwestern Chongqing Municipality on Thursday, according to local government.

Five of the injured were in serious conditions, said local hospital.

The accident occurred at 10:30 a.m. Thursday when the minibus rolled down a cliff of more than 50 meters high in Conglin County of Fuling District. Six people were killed on the spot and another died on the way to hospital, according to the local government.

Investigation on the cause of the accident is underway.

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