BREAKING: STONE CARRYING TRUCK OVERTUNRS, KILLS 14 IN CHINA

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    BREAKING: STONE CARRYING TRUCK OVERTUNRS, KILLS 14 IN CHINA

    – 14 people confirmed dead, total number of casualties still unknown

    – The accident was caused by break failure

    BREAKING: STONE CARRYING TRUCK OVERTUNRS, KILLS 14 IN CHINA

    The Chinese authorities have announced that at least 14 people were killed when a truck carrying stones overturned and dumped its cargo onto a roadside activity center, ABC News reported

    The cause of Friday’s accident in the southern province of Guizhou has been announced by the central government’s State Administration of Work Safety to be an apparent brake failure.

    BREAKING: STONE CARRYING TRUCK OVERTUNRS, KILLS 14 IN CHINA

    According to ABC News, the incident occurred on the eve of the three-day May Day holiday, during which millions of Chinese are expected to travel within China and abroad.

    Traffic police in recent days have reportedly been cracking down on overloading, poorly maintained vehicles and drunk driving in an effort to avoid the carnage regularly seen on Chinese highways during public holidays.

    Those efforts have been intensified with the rise of private car ownership among China’s growing middle class, which now drives more than 172 million vehicles.

    BREAKING: STONE CARRYING TRUCK OVERTUNRS, KILLS 14 IN CHINA

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