19 people died and 22 were injured on Sunday in a road traffic accident that occured in eastern China’s Jiangxi province.
They were then hit by a truck, the report said, 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.
Around 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,” it said.
“Please pay attention to fog lights… slow down, drive carefully, keep a safe distance from the car in front, avoid pedestrians, do not change lanes and overtake,” it added.
Road accidents are common in China due to a lack of strict safety controls.
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