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Eight people dead, four injured in UK motorway crash: Police

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving

world Updated: Aug 26, 2017 17:32 IST
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The minibus was believed to have travelled from the Nottingham area.(AFP Photo)

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.

First Published: Aug 26, 2017 17:32 IST