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9 Dead, Over 40 Injured As Driver Rams Into Crowd In China - Dotemirates
12/09/2018

9 Dead, Over 40 Injured As Driver Rams Into Crowd In China

Beijing, China: A driver ploughed into a crowded public square in China, killing nine and injuring 46, local officials said Wednesday.The incident occurred at 7:35 pm (1135 GMT), according to a statement on the official social media account of Hengdong city in central Hunan province.Police have taken the driver -- a man in his mid-40s -- into custody, according to a report published by the state-funded news website The Paper, which added that a person matching the description of the alleged assailant had previously been jailed on drug charges.Authorities said they were investigating the incident, but did not elaborate further.Pictures...


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