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China. Car hits pedestrians, leaving 7 dead and 4 injured

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A car struck several pedestrians on Tuesday in a village in Leshan Commune in southwestern China. The vehicle climbed onto the sidewalk before hitting the victims. The police do not specify whether the tragedy is accidental or intentional.

A car struck several pedestrians on Tuesday in a village in Leshan Commune in southwestern China. The vehicle climbed onto the sidewalk before hitting the victims. The police do not specify whether the tragedy is accidental or intentional.

A car hit several unknown pedestrians in southwestern China on Tuesday, killing seven people and injuring four, authorities said.

The car climbed onto the sidewalk before hitting the victims around 10:00 am (0300 GMT) in a village in Leshan Township, Sichuan Province, according to local police. The police do not specify whether the incident is accidental or intentional, indicating only that the driver was arrested and that an „investigation is underway to determine the causes of the incident“ .

Five days after the death of five children
The accident comes five days after a motorist struck schoolchildren in the north-east of the country, leaving five dead and 19 wounded. The man, an unemployed 29-year-old, had chosen his victims „at random“ after an argument with his wife, according to state-run media. Traffic rules are routinely ignored by motorists in China. According to official figures, 58,000 people were killed in road accidents in 2015 alone.