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Nine Killed in China in Speeding Truck Crash, Xinhua Says

August 27, 2012

A tractor rammed into a van in northwest China today, killing nine passengers in the van, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.

The tractor was speeding and caused the collision, which also led to a pile-up of four other vehicles, according to the report, which cited officials in the city of Yulin.

The incident comes a day after two other deadly vehicle accidents were reported in the same province, Shaanxi. A tanker truck carrying methanol collided with a bus full of passengers, killing 36 people and prompting an investigation by the State Council, China’s Cabinet.

Five people died after a farm vehicle overturned on a mountain road in Shaanxi’s Longxian county due to brake failure, according to Xinhua.

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