Dangerous Fog Creates Fatal Roads, Seven Dead

Category: World / Nov 26, 2012 12:07PM EDT
Seven people were killed and 35 injured in a string of fog-related accidents involving 22 vehicles Monday (November 26) morning on China's eastern Shandong Province. Citing the reports of local police, CCTV said that by early morning seven crashes along the main expressway left one dead and eleven injured, while later that morning a total of 15 crashes occurred, killing five and injuring 24. Another death was reported later in the day. Most of the accidents were caused by the heavy fog conditions, which covered most of southeastern Shandong Monday morning, reducing visibility in some areas to less than 50 meters. Chinese state media added that due to the heavy fog conditions, parts of Shandong's expressways were temporarily closed but they reopened later that afternoon