The accident occurred on 23 October (local time). Swamp fire smoke and dense fog caused a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 55 near Ponchatoula, Louisiana.
The U.S. National Weather Service said several fires have broken out in wetlands in the area. The smoke from the fire combines with the fog to form “super fog”.
Due to super smog in America, 158 vehicles crashed on top of each other. Photo: Fox News
The accident occurred on Interstate 55. Photo: Fox News
Videos of the incident on social media showed what looked like an endless junkyard. Vehicles were crushed, piled on top of each other and some caught fire.
Connected AP It depicts a long series of damaged and burned cars, trucks, and tractor-trailers. Many people stood by the side of the road in shock, watching the tragic scene, some looking in disbelief on the roofs of cars, while others sat in their cars waiting for rescue.
Louisiana State Police shared aerial photos showing dozens of crashed vehicles and debris on the interstate. Traffic was stopped for miles in both directions.
The phenomenon of super fog reduces driver visibility to almost zero. Photo: Fox News
Daily News Times triviality The case of Clarencea Patterson Reed is reported in New Orleans. Ms Reed remembered seeing several people on the side of the road waving at the car to stop. Although he did so, another vehicle crashed into the rear and side of the car.
Meanwhile, Christopher Cole said he tried to apply the brakes suddenly when the other car was approaching but was ultimately unable to prevent the collision. Cole said he could smell smoke coming from the car, hear cars crashing and tires screeching.
In a statement on October 23, Louisiana State Police warned that the death toll could rise as rescue forces cleared the scene and searched for victims.
State Governor John Bel Edwards called for blood donations and prayers “for the wounded and dead.”
Several victims are still missing after a British cargo ship collided with another ship in the North Sea off the German coast on the morning of 24 October.
The British-flagged ship Verity collided with a Polesie cargo ship about 24 km south-west of the German island of Helgoland at about 3:00 a.m. on October 24 (local time), according to the German Maritime Emergencies Authority.
The Verity ship was heading from Bremen City (Germany) to the British port of Immingham when suddenly the ship collided with Polesie. The Daily Mail’s sources said that the Verity ship sank.
Meanwhile, the Polesie, carrying 22 people, was not badly damaged and could still move on water. Polesi was traveling from Hamburg to La Coruna, Spain, when the collision occurred.
Sheet Independent It was reported that one person was rescued and is undergoing treatment. Meanwhile, rescue forces are searching for other missing people.
Other vessels participating in the rescue operation included a rescue cruiser, police boats, sensor aircraft and helicopters.