ALABAMA, USA: A pile-up involving more than 15 vehicles killed 10 people, including 9 children, Saturday near Greenville, in the US state of Alabama, said Sunday the medical examiner for Butler County, for whom the accident is “probably” Linked to storm Claudette. The incident involved more than 15 northbound vehicles on I-65, and could be caused by aquaplaning, Garlock said.
Eight children, aged 4 to 17, were killed in a van owned by a youth ranch operated by the Alabama Sheriffs Association for Abused or Neglected Children. In addition, a man and a 9-month-old baby also died in another vehicle. Several people were also injured in this pile-up.
At the same time, a 24-year-old man and a 3-year-old boy were killed by a fall from a tree on their home, just outside the Tuscaloosa city limits on Saturday. The deaths came as torrential rains hit northern Alabama and Georgia late in the day. Rainfall of up to 30 cm has been reported along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, due to Claudette.