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Seven killed in vehicle pileup caused by sandstorm in Utah

Around 20 vehicles collided in a pileup amid a sandstorm that limited sight on a Utah highway, killing at least seven people and sending others to the hospital in severe condition, the state police said.

According to Utah Highway Patrol, the collision happened at 5 pm Pacific Time (12 a.m. GMT) on Interstate 15 in Millard County.

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Authorities did not specify how many people were injured but noted there could be more fatalities.

The highway patrol’s website has photos of the collision site, which show a line of crushed automobiles, pickup trucks, and large tractor-trailer trucks, as well as mounds of debris on the road. A wrecked red car was stuck behind a truck at an angle.


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