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Truck-taxi Crash Kills 4, Injures 4 in East China Province
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Four people were killed and four others were injured after a truck collided with a taxi in east China's Zhejiang Province Thursday morning, said local traffic police.

One of the six injured is in critical condition, according to the traffic police of Rui'an City.

The accident happened at around 9:20 a.m. on a highway in Rui'an City, which is about 300 kilometers from the provincial capital of Hangzhou.

Witness said the truck was trying to avoid pedestrians who intended to cross the road, but it bumped into a taxi nearby. The taxi driver, two passengers and a road maintenance worker died on the spot.

Police are investigating the identities of the victims and the cause of the accident.

(Xinhua News Agency May 4, 2007)

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