11 killed as vehicle plunges off cliff in China

By AFP   May 19, 2023 | 03:06 am PT
A vehicle in southern China careened off a cliff on Friday, killing 11 passengers, state media reported.

The accident occurred at around 6:30 am (2230 GMT Thursday) in Guangxi province when the vehicle carrying 14 people fell into a pool of water, according to CCTV.

A preliminary confirmation showed that apart from three survivors, the remaining 11 people on board were killed in the crash.

"On-site rescue efforts and an investigation into the accident are ongoing," according to the report.

Initial findings on a possible cause were not yet published.

The location of the crash was in a hilly region near China's border with Vietnam.

Road accidents are common in China due to a lack of strict safety controls.

In January, 19 people died and 20 were injured in a road traffic accident in the country's eastern Jiangxi province.

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