At least 14 dead in NW China pile-up

LANZHOU, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) — At least 14 people were killed and 27 others injured in a 31-vehicle pile-up on an expressway in northwest China’s Gansu Province on Saturday evening, local authorities said.

Rescuers said a heavy truck lost control and crashed into a line of vehicles waiting outside a toll station on the Lanzhou-Haikou Expressway at 7:21 p.m. The toll station is close to Lanzhou, capital of Gansu.

Investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.

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