9 dead, 43 in­ju­red in Shang­hai ex­pres­sway ac­ci­dents

Times of Suriname - - ENGELS -

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)

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