China News Agency, San Francisco, June 20. US media reported on the 20th local time that a multi-vehicle collision occurred on an interstate highway in Alabama, USA, on the afternoon of the 19th, killing 9 children and 1 adult.

  The Associated Press quoted Alabama's Butler County Coroner Wayne Garlock as saying that the accident occurred on Interstate 65, about 55 kilometers south of Montgomery, when the vehicle might have slipped on a wet road. .

Local police said that the accident involved 18 vehicles and many people were injured.

  The New York Times reported that at the time of the incident, one of the minibuses was carrying children who had returned from a beach holiday.

There are 5 girls, 3 boys, and the driver Candice Goully in this bus.

The bus belongs to an organization that provides assistance to children in crisis.

Michael Smith, an official of the organization, said that the vehicle caught fire in the accident and eight children died on the spot. They were between the ages of 4 and 17.

Candice was pulled from the car. On the 20th, she was still hospitalized in Montgomery in a serious but stable condition.

  Garlock said in an interview on the 20th that in an SUV, 29-year-old Cody Fox from Marion County, Tennessee was pronounced dead at the scene, and his 9-month-old daughter Ariane was pronounced dead in the hospital. .

Garlock said that at the time of the incident, Ariana was sitting in the child seat.

  The police said that Alabama law enforcement agencies will determine the cause of the accident.

The National Transportation Safety Board said on the 20th that it will send a team of 10 investigators to Alabama to investigate the incident.

  On the 19th, the tropical depression "Claudette" landed in Louisiana.

"USA Today" reported that severe weather has caused at least 13 deaths in Alabama.

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