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14 children killed after vehicle plunges into creek in China

From Andreena Narayan, CNN
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Two fatal auto accidents in China
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: State media: A child who had been missing is found dead
  • NEW: Report: Four injured children who were hospitalized died
  • Xinhua says the children were headed to school when the vehicle plunged into a creek
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(CNN) -- A three-wheeled vehicle carrying 20 children on their way to school in central China's Hunan province plunged into a creek Monday morning, killing 14 of the children and injuring several others, according to state media.

The death toll rose from nine after four children who were hospitalized died, and one child who had been missing was found dead, the Xinhua news agency reported.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but a spokesman with the city government's information office said the weather was very foggy when the vehicle plunged into the body of water, Xinhua said.

The incident happened in the Songjiang Township of Hengnan County, a county education bureau spokesman told Xinhua.

 
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