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Dust storm in Illinois causes collision of about a hundred cars


A strong dust storm hit the US state of Illinois, causing a large-scale car accident on a freeway, writes “Kommersant”.

Almost 100 vehicles collided on the road due to near-zero visibility, killing six people and injuring over 30 others. Two trucks on the highway caught fire. The traffic jam stretched for almost 2 kilometers due to the accident.

The speed of the wind, which lifted tons of sand and earth from the fields, reached 74 kilometers per hour.

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