BEIJING: One person died after more than 200 vehicles were involved in a major accident on a bridge in the city of Zhengzhou in China due to thick fog, yesterday.
Dozens of cars and trucks were seen crushed and crushed on the Zhengxin Huanghe Bridge in a video posted on social media, while a car was seen badly damaged after being hit repeatedly in images taken from CCTV footage.
“The situation is too scary. It’s full of people here, I don’t think we can get off the bridge,” said one of the victims in the video clip.
According to the rescuers and the CCTV channel, many were injured due to being stuck in the vehicle and the fire department had to send more than 11 fire trucks and 66 rescue personnel to help the trapped victims.
The meteorological service said visibility in many areas was less than 500 meters yesterday morning and dropped to 200 meters at times.
CCTV reported that the horrific accident involved cars from both directions passing through the main crossing bridge of Sungai Kuning.
Police reportedly had to close the bridge to all traffic after the accident.
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