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U.S. Consul in Canton Killed in Car Accident

December 3, 1996

BEIJING (AP) _ The U.S. consul general in Canton, Philip T. Lincoln Jr., has been killed in an automobile accident in south China, the U.S. Embassy said today.

Lincoln was on an official trip in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region on Monday when the accident occurred. A local government official and the driver also were killed, the embassy reported.

Lincoln was traveling to Nanning, the capital of the region, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.

The cause of the accident was unclear.

Lincoln, a Michigan native, took the post in August after serving in Beijing and other Asian cities.

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