In pictures | Collision leaves 7 dead in Louisiana; 160 vehicles participated

In pictures |  Collision leaves 7 dead in Louisiana;  160 vehicles participated

Dense fog caused a major collision involving more than 160 cars, killing 7 people and injuring at least 63 others on Monday in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana.

On Saturday, authorities confirmed the results of this accident that occurred on the I-55 highway, which caused a large fire that spread among the vehicles involved, CNN reported.




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About 25 wounded were transferred to the hospital to receive treatment, and their injuries ranged from minor to serious.

A tanker truck carrying a flammable substance, the identity of which was not revealed by the authorities, contributed to fueling the fire and accelerating its spread.



In pictures |  Collision leaves 7 dead in Louisiana;  160 vehicles participated

Screenshot | CNN

The dense fog responsible for Monday’s poor visibility is believed to have been caused by smoke from several nearby forest fires.



In pictures |  Collision leaves 7 dead in Louisiana;  160 vehicles participated

Screenshot | CNN

During the week, all cars were removed from the road, but authorities were still working on Saturday to remove debris that was still on the road.



In pictures |  Collision leaves 7 dead in Louisiana;  160 vehicles participated

Screenshot | CNN

However, traffic was able to resume in one direction on the highway on Thursday.

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