17 Killed, 22 Injured After Fog Causes Road Accident In China

17 killed, 22 injured after fog causes traffic accident in China

Road accidents are common in China due to the lack of strict safety controls. (Represent)


State media reported 17 people were killed and 22 injured on Sunday in a road traffic accident in eastern China’s Jiangxi province.

“The accident killed 17 people, injured 22, the injured were taken to hospital,” state broadcaster CCTV quoted the local government as saying.

The “major road traffic accident” took place just before 1 a.m. (17:00 GMT) in Nanchang district, the newspaper reported.

“The cause of the accident is under intensive investigation,” CCTV added.

About an hour after the news broke, the Nanchang district traffic police issued travel advice to drivers saying the area was experiencing “foggy weather”.

“Poor driving visibility, low visibility, easy to cause traffic accidents,” it said.

“Pay attention to the fog lights… slow down, drive carefully, keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front, avoid pedestrians, don’t change lanes and overtake,” it added.

Road accidents are common in China due to the lack of strict safety controls.

Last month, one person died in a traffic jam on a highway in central China that involved hundreds of vehicles and was caused by poor visibility in the fog.

And in September, 27 passengers died after a bus carrying them to isolation facilities in southwestern Guizhou province overturned on a highway.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from an aggregated feed.)

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