The world’s largest tractor-tractor crash happened in central China on Wednesday, when a semi-truck carrying the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Green Economy Summit crashed into a small tree on a highway, leaving the tractor-hauling company with a major loss.
According to China’s Xinhua news agency, a tractor-motor-driven electric tractor- trailer crashed into the tree on the outskirts of Nanjing’s Nanning area, killing a passenger and injuring at least nine others.
The crash occurred at around 6:40 a.m. local time (6:40 p.m ET), and the toll was expected to rise, Xinhua said.
The driver of the semi-trailers vehicle was killed, Xinwei said, adding that nine other passengers were also injured in the accident.
The incident happened on a section of the highway where a few dozen vehicles pass by daily.
It was not immediately clear if the semi had been carrying the WEF event, or whether it had been in the midst of a workshop, Xinjiang Province’s official Xinhua News Agency reported.
The semi-tracked tractor- tractor- moped has a capacity of up to 100 vehicles and carries a total of 30,000 people.
The WEF is the world governing body for the green economy and environmental protection, which aims to “increase the global capacity to meet the challenges of the 21st century,” according to its website.
“This is a huge loss for the WEFs global eco-businesses, but it will not make it any easier to manage and manage the environment,” WEF spokesperson Joachim Stoffel told Reuters.
“The crash will certainly not affect our business or its sustainability.”
The crash happened on the highway at Nanning, a town of roughly 7,000 in central Hunan province, in an area that has been plagued by accidents in recent years.
A tractor trailer carrying the WeF summit was also involved in an accident earlier this month in Hunan, which killed six people and injured more than 150.
The area around Nanning was recently designated as an “open space” by China’s government.
The highway is part of a highway network that stretches from Shanghai to Chongqing and includes the Nanning City Expressway, the Beijing-Shanghai-Shiyanning highway and the Chongqiang-Shaanxi-Shandong highway.
In 2014, a Chinese truck carrying Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and his family went into a tractor trailer crash on a busy highway in Hunzhu province that killed one person and injured seven others.
Last year, a vehicle carrying Premier Li Keqiang and his wife and four children, including two children under 5, was involved in a fatal crash on the same highway.
The truck driver, a 61-year-old man from Hebei Province, was also killed in the crash.