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One Italian dead, another critically injured in Zhejiang road accident

A CAR rammed into a roadside heavy-duty truck in east China's Zhejiang Province this morning, killing two people, including an Italian.

The car ran into a truck fully loaded with cement at around 5 p.m. in Huajie Town in Yongkang City and was immediately ablaze, local police said. Two persons in the car were killed at the scene.

The accident also seriously injured another Italian in the car.

The injured is in stable condition after emergency treatment, according to the Yongkang No. 1 People's Hospital.

Further details about the identities of the dead and injured were not immediately known.

The car was en route to Yongkang from Jiahua and the truck had been parked at the roadside for some time for repairs, police said.

Over-speeding and low visibility might be the cause of the accident, police said.

The accident is under further investigation.


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