The incident occurred Sunday morning in the village of Zhenzhihua in Xiangtan City District, when a truck loaded with gravel drove into a crowd of people.
According to a statement published on the official page of the road service of the PRC Ministry of Public Security on the Weibo social network, the incident occurred at 8:40 a.m. local time. All victims were sent to the nearest hospitals.
The motive behind the incident remain unclear. An investigation is underway.
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