One dead in China highway pile-up involving hundreds of cars

Dan Smith

One person died on a highway in central China that was engulfed by hundreds of vehicles, state broadcaster CCTV reported Wednesday. Aerial photos showed hundreds of cars, vans and large trucks colliding. It was piled up on a part of the main road in the thick fog. Other viral videos posted online showed the grisly wreckage of several vehicles crashing into other vehicles. Read also | Chinese hospitals, funeral homes 'very busy' as Covid spreads uncontrolled At least 200 vehicles were involved in the accident, which was caused by poor visibility due to fog near Zhengzhou city in Henan province, state media said. “On Wednesday morning, fog suddenly formed on the Zhengxin Yellow River Bridge in Zhengzhou, causing a traffic accident involving multiple vehicles,” CCTV said, citing Zhengzhou officials, adding that one person died as a result. rice field. . Zhengzhou traffic police said on their official social media accounts that traffic on the flyover resumed on Wednesday afternoon. CCTV reported that an emergency rescue operation was carried out immediately after the accident occurred.

Traffic accidents are frequent in China due to lack of thorough safety management. In September, a bus en route to a quarantine facility in southwestern Guizhou overturned on a highway, killing 27 passengers.