Massive pile-up after truck loses control on slippery Chinese motorway

16 vehicles were caught in a pile-up on the Kunming-Chuxiong Expressway after a truck lost control and spun out into the guardrails at the edge of the road.

The dramatic video, filmed in Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture in southwestern China's Yunnan Province on April 1, shows a truck suddenly losing control and skidding on the slippery road.

Then the lorry spins, smashing the guardrails on the roadside, and causing a red lorry to rear-end it, followed by 14 other vehicles.

One oil tank leaked badly and the accident caused a ten-hour traffic jam. The pile-up was eventually cleared and traffic has since returned back to normal.