7-vehicle pile-up leaves 15 injured in central Japan

7-vehicle pile-up leaves 15 injured in central Japan
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  • calendar-gray 22 October 2019

 At least 15 people were injured in a seven-vehicle pile-up which left three cars ablaze on a highway in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, APA reports citing Xinhua.

According to local police and rescue officials, there were no fatalities as a result of the crash and none of those involved were left in a critical condition.

Local media accounts said that a car stuck in a traffic jam this morning was hit by a truck, causing the multi-vehicle pile-up on the westbound lane of the Isewangan Expressway near Yatomi City in western Aichi Prefecture on the border of Mie Prefecture.

As a result of the accident, part of the highway has been closed down, with the crash causing heavy disruption to traffic.

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