At least 14 killed in China highway accident

Pauline Gross
November 6, 2018

The driver of the articulated truck lost control on a downhill stretch of motorway in the city of Lanzhou and crashed into the line of 31 vehicles.

As of Sunday morning, the death toll from the catastrophic crash had risen to 15 with 44 people injured. The station is close to Lanzhou, capital of Gansu.

As well as those killed, authorities said 44 people were hurt including 10 who suffered serious injuries.

At least 15 people have been killed and 44 injured in a highway pile-up in China.

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All the injured were sent to a hospital, and the injured truck driver was put under investigation.

More than a dozen people have been killed after a lorry lost control at a toll station in north-west China.

A report on traffic accidents jointly issued by the safety production and transportation authorities at the end of past year states that traffic accidents claim 60,000 to 70,000 lives in the country annually, with speeding, driver fatigue and brake failure because of overloading as the three commonest causes, particularly those involving long-distance trucks and buses. The Gansu provincial authorities demanded examination on unsafe sections of expressways across the province.

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