1st LD-Writethru: Shanghai car accident kills one tourist from Taiwan, injures nine

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SHANGHAI, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- One tourist from Taiwan died in a car accident in Shanghai on Sunday, local government sources said.

The accident happened at 9:28 a.m. when a driver mishandled his vehicle and ran into pedestrians on Xujiahui Road.

Ten people, including a courier from Sichuan Province and nine tourists from Taiwan, were injured, the Shanghai Taiwan Affairs Office said.

One of the tourists died after being sent to hospital.

Zheng Gangmiao, a standing committee member of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Shanghai municipal committee, visited the injured people.

Five of the Taiwan tourists and the courier injured in the accident were discharged from the hospital as of early evening on Sunday, while the other three wounded tourists were still undergoing treatment.

Two of the tourists from Taiwan were severely injured, according to Ma Xiaoguang, spokesperson of the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office.

Ma made the remarks on Sunday at a news briefing, noting that the office would cooperate with local government to properly handle the aftermath of the accident.

The driver, surnamed Zhao, is being questioned by police. Enditem

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