Heavy fog causes multiple car crash as show hits China


Multiple cars were caught in crashes after a heavy fog descended on eastern China.

Video taken by a driver involved in the accident shows the vehicles rear-ending each other as the mist reduced visibility on a road in Xuzhou City, Jiangsu province on November 4.

Large parts of northern China, including the capital Beijing, have this month been hit by freezing temperatures and the first snowfall of the year. It has sparked highway closures and flight and train cancellations.

China’s National Meteorological Agency raised an orange blizzard warning – the second-highest in China’s four-tiered alert system – as snowfall of up to 12 inches is forecasted in the following days.

The Beijing Meteorological Bureau said the winter weather struck around a month earlier than usual. Temperatures on Sunday fell to some of their lowest for the period in the past decade.