28 Dec 2010

20km road jam after traffic crash

6:00 am on 28 December 2010

Seven people have died after a road accident involving more than 100 vehicles in China.

Fifteen people were also injured during the pile-up on a fog-shrouded highway in southwest Guizhou province.

Visibility was less than 50 metres when the accident occurred.

Afterwards, traffic on the highway backed up for 20km.

In a separate incident, nine children died when a vehicle in which they were travelling, plunged off a road in central Hunan province. One other person is missing.