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Massive Traffic Accident in India Kills 28 People

3 October 2013

A cargo truck crashed into two minivans packed with laborers headed to work early Thursday in northeast India, killing 28 people, including 13 children, police said. Another 20 people were injured, some critically, when the 10-wheeler truck slammed into the oncoming minivans on a highway about 160 kilometers west of Gauhati, the capital of Assam state. The minivans, which had been carrying workers to a local brick kiln, were smashed into mangled metal masses and pushed into a roadside ditch. Among the dead were five women. Some had been taking their children to work to be looked after during the day.—AP