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KYOTO (Kyodo) Three people died and seven others were injured in an accident Monday morning involving 12 vehicles on an expressway in Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, police and firefighters said.

The accident on the Keishi Bypass occurred after a driver stopped to rescue a man, apparently a pedestrian, who was lying in the fast lane after being hit by a car, causing 10 other vehicles to stop behind him, according to police.

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