Expressway accidents in China kill 12, injure 19

AP News
Posted: May 05, 2012 10:58 PM

Chinese state media say 12 people have been killed and 19 others injured in two back-to-back highway accidents in southwest China.

The official Xinhua News Agency says that a truck hit a car Saturday afternoon on an expressway between Shantou and Kunming cities, killing three and injuring two.

Xinhua says an 11-vehicle pileup then occurred 14 minutes later and 410 feet (125 meters) away on the same highway. The second accident killed nine people and injured 17 others.

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Xinhua says the causes of the accidents are under investigation.