Highway pile-up kills 8 in southwest China

CHENGDU, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- A highway pile-up killed eight people and injured six others Sunday afternoon in southwest China's Sichuan Province, local traffic police said.

A sedan's overturn caused traffic jam on the highway, and a heavy truck suddenly dashed to vehicles queuing in front, causing a 19-car pile-up.

The injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital.