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7 Die as Van Full of Lighters Burns

From Times Wire Reports

Seven people burned to death in northern Vietnam when a van loaded with smuggled cigarette lighters crashed and exploded, a police officer said. The dead included two tax collectors and a police officer who had climbed into the vehicle after stopping to search it in Lang Son province.

They were escorting the vehicle to a tax office when it crashed, said an officer who identified himself only as Lien.


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