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Thick fog causes pile-up near Tokyo, 19 injured


Nepalnews
2022 Jan 27, 13:50, Tokyo
Foggy Tokyo on March 31, 2021. Photo: AP

A pile up involving 12 vehicles on an expressway in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo amid dense fog injured 19 people, local authorities said on Thursday.

The multiple-vehicle crash was first reported to local police at around 8:00 a.m. local time, according to media reports here.

The accident occurred on the Metropolitan Inter-City Expressway in Kisarazu city, on a section of the expressway with a single lane in each direction.

According to the local police, the dense fog resulted in almost zero visibility for drivers, and was the primary cause of the multiple vehicle pile-up. 

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