At least seven people were killed and about 20 others injured in two separate traffic accidents on Monday in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, traffic police said.
A fire that broke out when a car overturned killed five people on the spot in Urumqi, the regional capital, just before 4 a.m. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Also, at least two people died and about 20 others were injured in a chain collision on a Turpan-Urumqi highway on Monday morning.
Heavy fog caused the accident, police said, adding that visibility was less than 30 meters.
(Xinhua News Agency November 24, 2008)