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SUV crashes into crowd at square in central China, killing 11

2018-09-13 07:29
An SUV crashed into a crowd at a public square in central China on Wednesday evening, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 40 others, the city government said. Police arrested the suspected driver of a red SUV that plowed into a large group of people at the square in the seat of Hengdong county in Hunan Province, according to a government microblog account. Around 46 people were injured, the Hengyang city government office in charge of online information and propaganda said. The Beijing Youth Daily, a publication of the ruling Communist Party's youth league, said on its official microblog account police were investigating the crash. There was no mention of terrorism or any other motive. Police identified the suspect as a 54-year-old Chinese man named Yang Zanyun from the same county. He had previously served several prison sentences for crimes including arson and assault, the newspaper said. Credit: The Associated Press