In the Chinese province of Shanxi a major accident with the participation of 56 cars. In the result, 17 people were killed, 37 were injured, according to Xinhua.
The accident occurred on the highway linking Beijing and Kunming. The cause of the accident, according to preliminary data, were precipitation – sleet and rain.
All the victims were hospitalized and are in stable condition, reports TASS.
According to the Chinese press, has faced mostly trucks. The incident resulted in traffic on the motorway was temporarily suspended in both directions.
Law enforcement agencies are investigating the cause of the incident.