BEIJING: Seventeen people were killed and 22 injured in a traffic accident in east China on Sunday Jiangxi Provincestate media reported.
“The accident left 17 dead, 22 injured, the injured were hospitalized,” the public broadcaster said. CCTV reported, citing local authorities.
The “major road accident” occurred shortly before 01:00 (17:00 GMT) in Nanchang Countyhe reported.
“The cause of the accident is being fully investigated,” CCTV added.
About an hour after the news broke, Nanchang County traffic police issued travel advice to drivers saying the area was experiencing “foggy weather”.
“Driving visibility is poor, visibility is low, which can easily cause traffic accidents,” he said.
“Please pay attention to fog lights… slow down, drive carefully, keep a safe distance from the car in front, avoid pedestrians, do not change lanes and do not overtake,” he added.
Road accidents are common in China due to a lack of strict safety checks.
Last month, one person died in a pile-up on a highway in central China involving hundreds of vehicles and caused by low visibility in fog.
And in September, 27 passengers died after a bus ferried them to quarantine facilities in the South West Guizhou Province knocked down on a highway.

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