5 killed & 8 injured in 2 traffic accidents on Lanzhou-Hainan expressway
Both accidents took place on the Tongzi County section of the Lanzhou-Hainan expressway linking Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, with Haikou, capital of south China's Hainan Province.
The first accident occurred at 12:40 a.m., when an oil tanker rear-ended a pickup, injuring three of the pickup's passengers. One of three injured later perished.
The second accident took place at 1:25 a.m., when a bus loaded with 28 people rear-ended a truck trailer, killing four and injuring six.
All of the injured have been hospitalized and traffic on the expressway has resumed.
The causes of both accidents are being investigated.
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