September 22, 2019 / 9:14 AM / a month ago

Ten dead in China as truck loses control and hits crowd

BEIJING (Reuters) - Ten people died and another 16 were injured after a truck lost control and hit a crowd of people at a traditional market in southern China on Sunday, police said.

The truck was coming down an incline when the driver lost control in Huashi town in Hunan province, the county police said in a statement on their official microblog.

The truck plowed into a crowd of people at a street market, the police said, adding the driver has been taken into custody.

Investigations are continuing.

Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Sam Holmes

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