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In Shaanxi, crash in fog kills 3, hurts 6

By Xin Wen in Xi'an | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-11-24 13:47


Three people died and six were injured in a multivehicle crash on Tuesday morning on the Baotou-Maoming interprovincial highway near Tongchuan, Shaanxi province, local authorities said.

Just after 7 am on Tuesday, vehicles crashed on a highway overpass in heavy fog. Forty-three vehicles were involved, including a truck carrying 34 metric tons of methyl alcohol.

More than 10 cars on the expressway caught fire after crashing. Fires were contained by 8:40 am, and two trapped people were rescued.

The Shaanxi Police Security Network, Shaanxi Provincial Fire and Rescue Department and authorities from the Tongchuan municipal government dispatched rescue teams to the scene.

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