3 dead, 2 injured after car hit by falling rocks in China

Beijing: Three people were killed and two others injured after rocks rolling down a mountain hit their sedan in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, local authorities said.

The accident occurred around 7:30 p.m. local time on Monday at the S204 highway in Sichuan’s Bazhong City when rocks from a sudden mountain collapse struck their sedan, according to local authorities of Tongjiang County in Bazhong.

The injured were sent to hospital, and their conditions are not life-threatening, reports Xinhua news agency.

According to local authorities, investigation into the accident is underway.

Further details are awaited.


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