Six people were killed and another critically injured by a flying tyre falling off a heavy truck in a road accident in central China's Henan Province on Tuesday.
The spare tyre fell off the fast-moving truck, hitting seven people on a motor tricycle at around 9 a.m. on Tuesday in Ruzhou City, witnesses were quoted by a local official as saying.
One middle-aged woman and a 18-month baby were killed on the spot, and four died after being sent to hospital. The other person was still in critical condition on Tuesday evening.
(Xinhua News Agency June 18, 2008)