In accordance with state media, one particular person was killed in a pile-up involving greater than 200 automobiles within the central Chinese language metropolis of Zhengzhou on Wednesday.
The pile-up occurred on a bridge shrouded in thick morning fog, inflicting a number of automobiles to crash, in response to state-run The International Instances.
Pictures from the scene present the lengthy multi-lane bridge stretching throughout fields and the Yellow River, dotted with automobiles crowded collectively. Automobiles, vehicles, lorries and different automobiles will be seen within the pileup.
In movies filmed from the bottom, the air remains to be foggy. One clip exhibits a truck sliding ahead and colliding with a number of smaller automobiles whereas sirens sounded within the distance.
In accordance with The International Instances, many drivers and passengers have been trapped of their automobiles. Rescue employees and firefighters have been on website, together with workers of the visitors and well being division.
An eyewitness informed the International Instances the pile-up was a number of kilometers lengthy and the dampness on the bridge made the street notably slippery.
Visibility was as little as 200 meters (about 656 ft) in some areas this morning, in response to Reuters, citing the native meteorological company. A number of hours after the pile-up, police issued a warning to automobiles to not cross the bridge due to the fog.
“In winter, the temperature is low and there may be typically thick fog,” the visitors police posted on their official account on Weibo, China’s model of Twitter. It reminded drivers to decelerate, activate their lights and exit harmful areas as rapidly as potential.
The overpass connects Zhengzhou with Xinxiang metropolis. Police closed the bridge throughout rescue operations, and visitors resumed later within the afternoon.