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Several killed in M5 pileup in UK

Friday, November 04, 2011 - 00:41

Nov. 5 - Several are dead and scores more are injured after a deadly night-time pile up and fireball involving 27 vehicles on Somerset's M5 highway. (No reporter narration)

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(No reporter narration) British emergency services scramble to rescue motorists trapped in vehicles along the M5 motorway near Bridgwater, in Somerset early on Saturday. The deadly motorway crash halted traffic late on Friday, killing several and injuring dozens of others. Police say some passengers were left trapped in their burning cars and had to be cut out by emergency services. The crash involved around 27 vehicles, including several articulated lorries, triggering a raging fire on the carriageway. (SOUNDBITE)(English) WITNESS TOM RAEBURN "We just saw flames coming up out of all the trucks, and it sort of got bigger and bigger, up to about 20 to 30 feet high. Avon and Somerset Police reported around 35 people were injured.

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Several killed in M5 pileup in UK

Friday, November 04, 2011 - 00:41