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10:39 UK time, Tuesday, 24 August 2010

"Roadworks" - What officials in China are blaming for a 60-mile traffic jam that has trapped some drivers for nine days.

Hundreds of motorists are stuck in the huge tailback on the road from Beijing to Inner Mongolia. Up to 400 police have reportedly been drafted in to keep road rage in check. The road works blamed for the jam are to repair damage caused by an increase in cargo lorries using the highway, the state-run newspaper said. They are not expected to be finished until mid-September.

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