A chain traffic accident involving more than 40 vehicles occurred due to the sandstorm that was effective on the Interstate 55 highway in the state of Illinois, USA.
In the accident, while many people lost their lives, about 30 people were injured. The number of people who lost their lives in the accident has not yet been announced.
At a press conference, the Illinois State Police Spokesperson stated that approximately 40 to 60 passenger cars and several trucks were involved in a chain traffic accident that occurred around 11:00 local time, and that two of the trucks caught fire and an explosion occurred in one of them.
While the highway was closed to traffic in both directions, many ambulances and firefighters were sent to the region.