Xinhua news agency, Wuhan, December 2 (reporter Liang Jianqiang) 2, 6 am, near the temple in Ezhou, Hubei, a major traffic accident occurred near the town, has caused 18 deaths, 2 people in the hospital for treatment. Reporters from the relevant departments involved in the investigation of the accident confirmed that there is a serious overloading of vehicles, the average age of death of 60 years of age.
according to the investigation, the accident vehicle is a van vehicle to Miao Ling Zhen Ge Miao Lu Ju large stack corner, ran into a roadside pond. In the accident, the driver Lee said that the car carrying a total of 20 people, including 1 drivers, passengers 19 people. Relevant departments of the survey, the vehicle for the non operational nature of the vehicle, the number of passengers approved only 9 people, serious overloading.
at present, the driver Lee has been controlled by the police. Hubei provincial government has set up an accident investigation team, the cause of the accident is under further investigation. (end)