16 killed in China road accident

Beijing, July 24 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed and 12 injured when a truck overturned on a highway in China's Jiangxi province, said authorities Wednesday.

The accident occurred on a highway in Nanfeng county Tuesday evening when the truck, loaded with pears and carrying 28 people, including 24 women, overturned, reported Xinhua citng the Nanfeng County government.

Fifteen people were killed on the spot, and one died after medical treatment failed.

The accident was being probed.

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