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Accident in Jiangsu caused by collision between two trucks

CCTV.com

04-04-2016 06:00 BJT

The East China highway pileup killed at least three people and injured 31. Traffic has returned to normal in the area, and a preliminary report into the investigation has come out 24 hours after the accident.

"When the accident happened, the weather was smoggy and rainy, and the road was slippery. Cars were unable to brake in time to avoid the accident in front of the,"

"Witnesses said the first accident was a small collision between two trucks and it did not cause huge damage. But right after that a car hit the truck and then came the buses and more cars," said Kong Yinong from Changzhou Traffic Police Detachment.

A detailed investigation report will come out in 10 days, with compensation work coming after that. The accident happened around 1pm on Saturday, at a section of the highway linking Shanghai and Nanjing in east China's Jiangsu Province. The chain reaction involved two trucks, three buses and 46 cars.

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