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Pileup triggers fires in north China; casualties unknown


15:31, October 20, 2012

Firefighters put out fire at a pileup accident scene on Tangshan-Tianjin (Tangjin) Expressway near Tansghan City, north China's Hebei Province, Oct. 20, 2012. About 30 vehicles piled up one upon another due to heavy fog on the expressway Saturday morning, triggering fires among many of them. The casualties are not known yet. (Xinhua)

SHIJIAZHUANG, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- About 30 vehicles piled up one upon another due to heavy fog on an expressway in north China's Hebei Province Saturday morning, triggering fires among many of them, local authorities said.

But casualties are not immediately known.

The accident happened around 7 a.m. at the Tangshan-Tianjin Expressway near Tangshan City, a municipal government spokesman said.

A rescue operation has been launched, the spokesman said.

The accident also triggered serious traffic jams on the expressway and a nearby highway, he added.

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