At least 15 dead in NW China expressway toll gate pile-up

兰海高速兰州南收费站交通事故已致15死44伤
时间:2018-11-06 单词数:1520

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导读:3日19时21分,兰海高速兰州南收费站发生交通事故。截至4日5时,已导致15人死亡,44人受伤。

兰海高速兰州南收费站交通事故已致15死44伤_最新英语新闻

A total of 15 people were confirmed dead as of 5:00 a.m. on Sunday after a 31-vehicle pile-up at an expressway toll station in northwest China’s Gansu Province on Saturday evening, according to local authorities.

据甘肃省有关部门介绍,截至周日凌晨5点,甘肃高速公路收费站发生的31辆汽车连环相撞事故已造成15人死亡。

Another 44 people were injured, 10 of whom are in critical condition.

另有44人受伤,其中10人伤势严重。

According to a preliminary investigation, brake failure, due to over usage, was behind the tragic.

据初步调查,悲剧的背后原因是由于刹车系统过度使用造成刹车失灵。

A police statement also said the heavy truck lost control after a 17-km downhill section and crashed into a line of vehicles waiting outside a toll station on the Lanzhou-Haikou Expressway at 7:21 p.m. on Saturday. The toll station is a gateway to Lanzhou, the capital city of Gansu Province.

警方在一份声明还称,周六晚上7点21分,这辆重型卡车在17公里的下坡路段失控,撞上了等候在兰州至海口高速公路收费站外的一排车辆。事故发生地点为通往甘肃省省会兰州方向的收费站。

The truck was around 50 meters from the toll when the incident happened.

事故发生时,卡车距收费站约50米。

The driver, who sustained minor injuries is now in police custody.

肇事司机受轻伤,现已被警方拘留。

The heavy truck reportedly belongs to a logistics company in northeast China’s Liaoning Province.

据报道,这辆重型卡车属于中国东北辽宁省的一家物流公司。

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