On the highway in the northwest of China last night a major car accident occurred in which at least 15 people were killed. Forty-four people were injured, including ten worse.
A chain collision with 31 vehicles was caused by a truck that collided with a tower for a toll station. According to reports in the Chinese media, the lorry driver lost control of the vehicle. The authorities have already initiated an investigation against him.
The CCTV image of Chinese television shows the snowy road and the grunge of the sawdust.
Traffic fatalities are common in China, according to the AFP press agency, mainly because of non-compliance with traffic regulations. According to the Chinese authorities, only 58,000 people died in 2015 due to traffic accidents across the country.