12 Wedding Guests Killed and Injured in China

12 Wedding Guests Killed and Injured in China
Thu 29-01-2015

Local authorities said 5 people were killed while 7 others were injured on Sunday when two trucks ploughed into a crowd in Shaanxi province.

The tragedy took place at about 11:10 a.m. (local time) in Jiujianfang village in Lantian county when the trucks careened into the sidewalk where villagers were attending a wedding ceremony.

According to a statement issued by the publicity department of Lantian, the drivers lost control of their trucks after one failed to overtake the other, causing the two vehicles to collide.

Three people were confirmed dead on the spot while two others were pronounced dead in a hospital.

Three of the injured victims are still undergoing treatment while the rest have been discharged. Local police have detained both drivers.

Source: Ubalert