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11 dead, 9 injured in bus, semi-trailer collision

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by July 22, 2017 General

SHIJIAZHUANG, July 22 (Xinhua) — Eleven people have died and nine others were injured in the road accident Friday morning in north China’s Hebei Province, authorities confirmed Saturday.

Eight people died at the scene and three others died later in hospital after a light bus carrying 19 people collided with a Shanxi-registered semi-trailer at 8:30 a.m. Friday on a national highway in Huangmei Township in the city of Zhangjiakou.

One of the injured remains in a serious condition, said a spokesperson for the city government.

The victims were aged between seven and 70 years old, according to authorities.

The drivers of the two vehicles are being treated in hospital under police custody.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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