(1102 CR M04)FATAL CAR CRASHDATELINE: Nov. 02, 2011LENGTH:00:00:58VOSOTAt least five people have been killed and 27 others injured in a traffic accident in northeast China's Liaoning Province. According to a city government spokesman, the accident occurred Tuesday afternoon on a national road near the city of Benxi. A heavy-duty truck collided with a medium-sized coach. SOUNDBITE(CHINESE): ZHANG WEI, TRAFFIC POLICE"The coach driver died in the accident. The coach has a maximum capacity of 35 people. And a total of 30 people were on board when the accident happened. The driver of the heavy-duty truck is being treated at a local hospital."Five people were confirmed dead as of Tuesday night, while three of the 27injured are in critical condition. SOUNDBITE(CHINESE): INJURED"I didn't know what had happened. People were trying to help us when I woke up. Ambulance has taken us here."An investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.
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