Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Massive Car Pile-Up in South Korea

Massive Car Pile-Up
A massive car pile-up occurred last 11 February 2015 that killed two people and left at least 42 injured on a bridge near the Incheon International Airport, South Korean officials said.

More than a hundred vehicle were damaged, while eight of the people who were rescued were seriously hurt and the number of the injured could increase, according to Byeon Tae-u of the Incheon Fire and Safety Management Department.

Kim Seong-han, an official from the Incheon Seobu Police Station, said emergency workers have yet to reach all of the damaged cars on the 4,400-meter (14,400-foot) cross-sea bridge on the highway from the airport to the capital Seoul.

The crash occurred in the morning in a Seoul-bound lane and was likely aggravated by thick fog and icy road conditions, Byeon said.

In a televised briefing, Kim Moon-won of the Incheon Jungbu Fire Station, said that about 100 cars were involved in the pileup. It was not immediately known what started the pileup.

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