Kathmandu: Seventeen people were killed and 22 others sustained injuries early Sunday morning, following a severe road accident in Nanchang County, east China’s Jiangxi Province.
The injured have been sent to hospital for treatment. Local media say the accident took place when a truck hit a funeral procession in Nanchang County in Jiangxi province.
People had been carrying out a roadside offering to the dead before planning to head to the crematorium Sunday morning, a local woman surnamed Deng told the outlet. They were hit by a truck, with most of the dead and injured being funeral attendees.
Another local man, surnamed Gong, told the outlet his wife had been killed in the accident and that they had been attending the funeral. The truck had suddenly crashed into the back of the line, tearing through the group before finally reaching the hearse, he said.
About an hour after news of the accident emerged, Nanchang County traffic police issued travel tips to drivers saying the area was experiencing “foggy weather”. “Driving visibility is poor, there is low visibility, which can easily cause traffic accidents.”