9 dead, 43 injured in Shanghai expressway accidents
CHINA - Nine people were killed and another 43 injured Sunday in two accidents along an expressway in Shanghai, local authorities said. According to a Shanghai police press release, police received calls at around 6 a.m. regarding an accident involving multiple vehicles in foggy weather. In one accident, two people were killed at the scene when a tanker ran into four people who had got off a minibus to look further ahead. Another accident occurred three kilometers away, when an engineering van was crushed by two heavy vehicles. Five people were killed in the van. As of 5 p.m., a further 45 were hospitalized. Two died at the hospital. Further investigation is underway. Shanghai weather station issued an orange alert for heavy fog at 6 a.m., the second highest level in China’s weather alert system, indicating fog with visibility of less than 200 meters for at least six hours.
A destroyed vehicle is towed away the scene on an expressway in Shanghai, east China, Nov. 6, 2016. (Xinhua)