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Saturday 15 December 2018

Several killed after truck accident on major German road

The incident took place on the A5 Autobahn near the town of Walldorf in south-west Germany.

The incident took place on the A5 near St Leon-Rot (AP)
The incident took place on the A5 near St Leon-Rot (AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

Several people have died after a truck struck two cars on a busy German road, pushing the smaller vehicles under another trailer.

Mannheim police said the incident took place on the A5 Autobahn near the town of Walldorf in south-west Germany.

A police statement said the number of people killed has not been determined. A woman has been extracted from the wreckage with serious injuries.

A rescue helicopter and dozens of first responders are at the scene, officers said.

Three people were also hurt in a seven-car pile-up in the opposite lane, which police described as a “rubbernecking” accident.

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