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Pileup triggers fires in north China; casualties unknown

Published on Oct 20, 2012 11:35 AM

SHIJIAZHUANG - A massice vehicle pile up on an expressway in China's northern province if Hebei triggered fires and serious traffic jams.

However, there was no immediate news of any casualties, Xinhua news agency reported,

The pile up on the Tangshan-Tianjin Expressway near Tangshan City involved about 30 vehicles. The accident that occured due to heavy fog at 7am local time triggered fires among many of the vehicles, local authorities said.

A rescue operation has been launched, a municipal government spokesman said.

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