As many as 26 vehicles crashed on a foggy highway linking Shanghai and Shaanxi province on Friday morning.

Nine people died and 76 others were injured when at least 26 vehicles crashed on a foggy highway in eastern China, state media reported on Saturday.

Five deaths were reported after the accident on Friday morning on a highway linking Shanghai and Shaanxi province. Fire engulfed 11 vehicles involved in the pile-up.

Four more people died in hospital on Saturday, the municipal government of Hefei, capital of Anhui province, told the Xinhua news agency.

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