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8 killed, 6 injured in Chongqing bus crash

AT least eight people were killed and six injured when an over-loaded minibus rolled into a river Thursday in Sichuan Province, local authorities said today.

An eight-seat minibus, carrying 14 people, veered off a road at about 4:25 pm in Ebian County, Leshan City, said a county government spokesman.

The vehicle rolled about 30 meters into a river.

Six people, including the driver, died at the scene.

Two others died later after failing to response to emergency treatment.

The dead were five men and three women.

Among the six injured, two suffered serious injuries, but it was unclear if their conditions were life-threatening.

Officials from the county government are investigating the accident.


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