Seventeen people were killed and 22 were injured Sunday in a road accident in eastern China’s Jiangxi province, state media reported.

“The accident caused 17 deaths, 22 people were injured, the injured have been sent to the hospital,” state broadcaster CCTV reported, citing local authorities.

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The “major road traffic accident” took place just before 1 am (1700 GMT) in Nanchang County, it reported.

“The cause of the accident is under in-depth investigation,” CCTV added.

Around an hour after the news emerged, Nanchang County traffic police issued travel tips to drivers saying the area was experiencing “foggy weather”.

“Driving visibility is poor, there is low visibility, which can easily cause traffic accidents,” it said.