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Video: Massive motorway pile-up involving 100 cars leaves three people dead

Published 16/01/2013 | 11:27

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A MAJOR motorway pile-up in Sweden yesterday is believes to have claimed at least three lives.

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A further 15-20 people were injured in the incident involving up to 100 cars and trucks, according to police spokesman Jimmy Nordin.



"It's the worst accident I've seen during my 30 years in this line of work," emergency responder Jonas Hellsten told Swedish newspaper Helsingbord Dagbladet, according to Swedish news site The Local.



The crashes occurred on the E4 motorway near Helsingborg in southern Sweden occurred shortly before noon yesterday in poor weather conditions, including dense fog and slippery roads.



It is understood the pile-up started after a collision on one of the highway's bridges.



That eventually led to vehicles in both lanes crashing, with the fallout spanning more than a mile.

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