Six people killed in 33-vehicle pile-up on Chinese highway

At least six people have been killed in a 33-vehicle pile-up caused by heavy smog on a highway in north China.

The incident involved several collisions on a motorway in Shanxi province on Tuesday morning, leaving a mass of cars battered and damaged on top of each other.

Images of the pile-up also give an indication of the surrounding smog.

The 33-vehicle pile-up lead to six deaths and left four people hospitalised with serious injuries. Photo: Weibo
The 33-vehicle pile-up lead to six deaths and left four people hospitalised with serious injuries. Photo: Weibo
Meteorologists warned of severely restricted visibility on Tuesday morning due to weather conditions. Photo: Weibo
Meteorologists warned of severely restricted visibility on Tuesday morning due to weather conditions. Photo: Weibo

Local meteorologists had warned it would be so severe that visibility would be reduced to as low as 500 meters.

Northern and eastern parts of China have been shrouded by a heavy smog in recent days, leading authorities to issue ‘a red alert’ – the most severe warning - for the capital Beijing.

Thirty-three vehicles were smashed up in the morning rush-hour pile-up. Photo: Weibo
Thirty-three vehicles were smashed up in the morning rush-hour pile-up. Photo: Weibo

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Tuesday’s accident also left four people in hospital with serious injuries, the Daily Mail reported.



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