3 dead, 6 injured in China truck accident

JINAN – Three people were killed and six others injured when a dump truck overturned and crashed into a shack with its load of stones in east China’s Shandong Province early Thursday, local authorities said. The accident happened at 2:40 a.m. in Licheng District of the provincial capital Jinan, the city’s emergency response office said in a press release. The dump truck fell over on its side while swerving at a crossing. Large quantity of stones flew out and crashed into a prefabricated shack where nine migrant workers were sleeping, the document said. It said traffic police officers in Licheng District forced into the shack and rescued six injured workers. As of 6 a.m., police had retrieved three dead bodies. The cause of the accident is under investigation.