A pile of nearly 300 cars on a foggy bridge in China leaves one dead

Nearly 300 vehicles crashed into a massive stacking on a foggy bridge in China, killing one and injuring dozens on Wednesday.

Remarkable pictures shared on social networks show cars and trucks crumpled and on top of each other around 7:40 a.m. on the Zhengxin Huanghe Bridge in Zhengzhou, a city in Henan province.

“It’s too scary. Full of people here, I don’t think we can get off the bridge,” a motorist says in a video clip.

Zhengzhou traffic police estimated between 280 and 290 vehicles were involved in the crash, PKBNEWS reported.

Dashcam footage shared online suggested extremely poor visibility at the site, with motorists holding to the side of the road at regular intervals to try to signal drivers approaching the chaotic scene.

More than 70 firefighters responded to the huge accident at the bridge, which crosses the Yellow River to connect Zhengzhou with areas to the north, including the industrial city of Xinxiang, the Mirror reported. Authorities transported the injured drivers and passengers to local hospitals.

At least one person has been killed and many more injured in a giant pileup on a Chinese bridge.
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Hundreds of vehicles involved in pileup in China
Nearly 300 vehicles were involved in the pileup on the Zhengxin Huanghe Bridge.
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Crash site on a Chinese bridge
At least one person has been killed and many others injured in a giant pileup on a Chinese bridge.
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In 2018, there was a similar pileup in Henan, where nine people were killed and 18 others injured.

The crash reportedly involved 28 trucks colliding in heavy fog on the Daqing-Guangzhou highway in Pingyu county.

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