Expressway pileups leave 3 dead in NW China

Updated: 2011-09-15 11:01


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XI'AN - Six pileups on a fog-shrouded expressway section in Northwest China's Shaanxi province Thursday morning have left three people dead and four others injured.

Police said all of the six accidents occurred in the Baotou-Maoming Expressway in Yulin city, Shaanxi, at around 6 am, and involved 19 vehicles, 18 of which are heavy trucks.

The injured have been rushed to hospital.

Traffic on the expressway was resumed at 9 am after hours of blockage.