5 dead, 18 injured in Central China expressway pile-up

Updated: Dec 9, 2018

CHANGSHA -- Five people were killed and 18 others injured in a series of road accidents in Central China's Hunan province on Saturday evening, local authorities said.

Traffic police in Hunan said the accidents that involved 22 vehicles happened around 7:10 pm on the Erenhot-Guangzhou Highway in the city of Yiyang.

Among the injured, one was in serious but not life-threatening condition, police said.

The cause of the accidents is under investigation.

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