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At least 14 killed in China highway pile-up

In this Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, the aftermath of a highway accident is seen in Lanzhou in northwestern China's Gansu province. Authorities say more than a dozen people have been killed in a highway pile-up on Saturday night after a heavy truck lost control and crashed into a line of vehicles waiting at a toll station. (Chen Bin/Xinhua via AP)

BEIJING (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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