|Published : 22 Nov 2016, 11:59:23 | Updated : 22 Nov 2016, 12:02:36|
17 killed, 37 injured in China vehicle pileup
A total of 17 people died and 37 others were injured as dozens of vehicles collided on a Beijing-Kunming expressway in north China's Shanxi Province Monday, Xinhua reports.
A total of 56 vehicles were involved in the accident that took place around 9:00am on Monday due to snow and rainy weather. The injured people are in stable condition after treatment, according to local authorities on Tuesday morning.
Local police, firefighters, doctors, and officials were involved in the rescue operation.
Investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.