Sand Storm in Utah: 20 vehicles collided in Utah, seven people killed

Sand Storm in Utah: 20 vehicles collided in Utah, seven people killed

Sand Storm in Utah: Due to the sand storm in Utah, it was difficult for people to see and about 20 vehicles collided with each other.

Vehicles Accident After Sandy Storm (Utah Highway Patrol)

20 vehicles collided with each other due to a sand storm in Utah, America. At least seven people have died in this incident. Officials said that the sand storm in Utah made it difficult for people to see and then the cars started colliding. The Utah Highway Patrol said in a news release that the accident occurred on Interstate 15 near Kanosh, in which seven people died.

Officials said that several people seriously injured have been admitted to the hospital. The Utah Highway Patrol reported that the vehicles collided with each other due to low visibility levels due to the sandstorm. Interstate 15 remained partially closed late Sunday night. Traffic was diverted around the crash site. Kanosh is located about 160 miles south of Salt Lake City. Officials did not say how many people were injured in the incident, but did indicate that the number of injured could rise.

soldiers were called to help

The Utah Public Service Department (DPS) said it appears that 20 vehicles were involved in Sunday’s accidents. Strong winds caused sand or dust storms and reduced visibility on the road, causing the accident. The Utah Highway Patrol has called in troops from Richfield and Beavers to assist. Many ground and air ambulances have also helped the victims of the accident. Pictures from the crash site showed several tractor trailers and several damaged vehicles scattered on the road, with debris scattered for several yards.

Winds were blowing at a speed of 51 mph

Officials said that at present the roads on both sides have been closed. CNN meteorologist Jean Norman said a strong thunderstorm was reported southeast of Kanosh around 4:30 p.m. Simultaneously, strong winds started blowing. Wind speed reaching 51 mph was also reported. It has been said that the names of the victims will not be released until 24 hours after their families are informed. Kanosh is approximately 155 miles southwest of Salt Lake City.

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