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At least 14 killed in China highway accident

A bus is lifted out of the Yangtze River by a floating crane in Wanzhou in southwestern China's Chongqing Municipality, late Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Photo: AP

Authorities in China say at least 14 people have been killed and 27 injured in a highway pile-up.

The accident Saturday night happened after a heavy truck lost control and crashed into a line of vehicles waiting at a toll station in the northwestern province of Gansu.

Last week, 15 people were killed after a bus to plunged off a high bridge into China's Yangtze River in the western city of Chongqing.

In that previous crash, an eight-second surveillance video released by police showed the driver and a passenger arguing and grappling with each other in the moments before the bus suddenly veered across oncoming traffic and off the bridge.


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