Two road accidents today claimed 21 lives, including that of 14 school children, in China where in one of the mishaps over 100 vehicles piled up against each other on a foggy highway.
In a tragic accident, as many as 14 children were killed and one went missing when a three-wheeler ferrying primary school children plunged into a creek at Songjiang township in Hengyang city of the central Hunan province. Another four were injured in the incident, a spokesman with the city government's information office said, Outlook reports.
The pile-up began when a truck crashed into a petrol station in Zunyi County at about 8 a.m.
At around 10 a.m., visibility on the expressway was less than 50 meters due to fog. Traffic banked up to about 20 km after the accident.
In a separate incident, nine school children were killed and 10 injured when the vehicle in which they were travelling plunged into a creek in central China's Hunan province. The accident occurred at 7.30 a.m. in Hengnan County, said an official, Sify informs.
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