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6 killed, 30 injured in east China highway accidents

(Xinhua)

11:30, March 18, 2012

Photo taken with mobile phone shows the wrecks of a bus after multi-pileup accidents occured on an expressway in Xuzhou City, east China's Jiansu Province, March 17, 2012. At least 6 people have been confirmed dead and 30 others injured in four separate multi-pileup accidents involving more than 60 vehicles on the expressway on Saturday morning, when the expressway section was shrouded in a dense fog, according to the local traffic police. More casualties are feared, as rescuers are still searching for victims in the crashed vehicles. Among the injured, six are in critical condition. (Xinhua)

NANJING, March 17 (Xinhua) -- At least 6 people have been confirmed dead and 30 others injured in four separate multi-pileup accidents involving more than 60 vehicles on an expressway in east China city of Xuzhou Saturday morning, according to the local traffic police.

All the accidents happened in the Xuzhou section of Beijing-Fuzhou Expressway bothway in Jiangsu Province Saturday morning, said Sun Yilong, a patrol police officer with Xuzhou city's public security bureau.

More casualties are feared, as rescuers are still searching for victims in the crashed vehicles.

The injured were sent to local hospitals for treatment, and among them, six are in critical condition.

By 7:30 p.m., traffic on both directions on the expressway had resumed, according to the city government.

Dense fog has shrouded east and north China on Saturday, bringing about multiple road accidents. At the Shandong section of the same expressway, four were dead in a pile-up accident involving three vehicles in the city of Tai'an at 6:10, according to Shandong provincial public security bureau.

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