August 26, 2017 / 11:43 AM / a year ago

Eight people dead and four injured in UK motorway crash - police

EDINBURGH, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Eight people died and another four were injured when two lorries and a minibus collided on one of Britain’s main north-south motorways early on Saturday at the start of a busy bank holiday weekend.

The collision occurred in the southbound lane of the M1 motorway, near the English town of Newport Pagnell, 50 miles (80 km) northwest of London..

The minibus was believed to have travelled from the Nottingham area, police said.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. They are both currently in custody. (Reporting by Elisabeth O’Leary Editing by Jeremy Gaunt.)

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