Chinese police officers and rescuers work at the site of where an out-of-control truck ploughed into a 31-car line-up in northwest China’s Gansu province, killing 15 people. Photo: AFP Chinese police officers and rescuers work at the site of where an out-of-control truck ploughed into a 31-car line-up in northwest China’s Gansu province, killing 15 people. Photo: AFP
Chinese police officers and rescuers work at the site of where an out-of-control truck ploughed into a 31-car line-up in northwest China’s Gansu province, killing 15 people. Photo: AFP

China accounts for a fifth of road fatalities in the world. Why?

  • 15 people died and dozens more were hurt when a truck smashed into 31 vehicles at a northwest China toll booth recently
  • Mountain roads, rapid growth in motorway network, design flaw, high number of cars, new drivers, and presence of heavy vehicles make for a deadly mix

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Chinese police officers and rescuers work at the site of where an out-of-control truck ploughed into a 31-car line-up in northwest China’s Gansu province, killing 15 people. Photo: AFP Chinese police officers and rescuers work at the site of where an out-of-control truck ploughed into a 31-car line-up in northwest China’s Gansu province, killing 15 people. Photo: AFP
Chinese police officers and rescuers work at the site of where an out-of-control truck ploughed into a 31-car line-up in northwest China’s Gansu province, killing 15 people. Photo: AFP
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