Huge Fire Erupts On A Chinese Highway As More Than 40 Vehicles Crash (Photos)

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No less three people have been killed in a really horrific crash on an expressway in .

Daily Mail UK reports that victims died after more 40 vehicles rear-ended one another in thick fog on a highway in , according Chinese authorities.

pileup triggered a huge on Baotou–Maoming Expressway in north-western province of Shaanxi this morning, provincial officials claimed.

Another six people were wounded in serial collisions and rescue efforts were ongoing, state media said.

The accident occurred at around 7am on an overpass in the Tongchuan section of the motorway, the Shaanxi Provincial Emergency Management Office said in a .

was said consist of three separate crashes – all caused by heavy fog – and involved a of 43 vehicles.

A from state broadcaster CCTV said that the accident involved a tanker which was carrying 34 tonnes of Methanol, a flammable chemical element.

More 10 vehicles caught and multiple people were said be trapped.

Officials said the did not spread to the tank truck.

Footage filmed by an eyewitness shows the road engulfed in raging flames, which were burning through wrecked vehicles.

Authorities dispatched 16 fire engines and 105 firefighters to the scene, and the blaze was ‘brought under control’ about an hour and 40 minutes later, CCTV wrote.

Rescuers were still searching for survivors when the fire was put .

Daily Mail UK