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45 people injured in Macao traffic accident

SOME 42 tourists and three drivers were injured as three tourist coaches collided with one another on a narrow road in Macao, the Macao Post Daily reported today.

The accident occurred yesterday morning near Macao's landmark Ruins of St Paul's Church, when a coach carrying 31 tourists lost control and crashed into the rear of a coach with 26 passengers onboard, which then collided with another 38-passenger coach, the daily quoted local traffic police report as saying.

Of all the passengers and drivers, 45 got injured and they were rushed to a nearby local hospital immediately after the accident. Most of the victims sustained minor injuries such as bruising and minor whiplash, and all of them except two passengers were discharged from the hospital last evening, according to the daily.

The passengers involved in this accident were from Shanghai, Beijing and Jiangxi province on the Chinese mainland. The authorities have launched an investigation into the accident.


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