100-car pile-up snarls traffic in China as cold snap disrupts travel across country

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HONG KONG — More than 100 cars crashed into each other on an icy overpass in the Chinese city of Suzhou, state media reported Friday, injuring several people as extreme cold and snow continues to disrupt travel across China.

Footage shared on social media showed a variety of cars caught in the pile-up, with one angled high into the air, on a road with visible signs of melting ice.

The accident happened around 7 a.m. Thursday local time (6 p.m. ET Wednesday) as the sun was coming up, Suzhou Industrial Park traffic police said on their official WeChat account.

Three people were hospitalized for their injuries, while six others were in less serious condition, officials said in a statement, adding that the road had been reopened and an investigation was underway.