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Watch video: Two people, including high school student, killed in fatal Tesla car crash in China

Tesla said that the video showed that the brake lights were not on while the car was traveling at high speed, and that their data showed that there was no attempt to brake during the entire journey of the car.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Beijing: US carmaker Tesla said on Sunday it would help Chinese police investigate an accident involving its company’s Model Y car that left two people dead after the driver lost control of the vehicle. Three other people were injured.

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On November 5, a motorcycle rider and a schoolgirl were killed in an accident in China’s southern province of Guangdong. Jimu News posted a video of a car being driven at high speed, which appears to collide with other vehicles and a cyclist.

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Tesla, the Elon Musk-owned electric car maker, warned the news agency Reuters against believing in rumours, saying in a message on Sunday, “Police are taking the help of a third party appraisal agency to find out the truth of this accident, And we will do everything we can to help…”

China is the second largest market for Tesla, and the incident was one of the top trending topics on the Weibo social media platform on Sunday.

Jimu News quoted traffic police as saying that the cause of the accident in Chaozhou city was not known, with an unnamed family member of the driver saying the 55-year-old driver was stopping the car in front of the family store. There was a problem with the brake pedal of the car.

Tesla said that the video showed that the brake lights were not on while the car was traveling at high speed, and that their data showed that there was no attempt to brake during the entire journey of the car.

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