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Head-on collision kills 18 workers in Poland

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Head-on collision kills 18 workers in Poland


Eighteen people have been killed in a head-on collision in central Poland.

A van carrying seasonal apple pickers swerved into the opposite lane in heavy morning fog and smashed into an oncoming truck.

Police say 16 of the 18 victims died at the scene. Two others died on their way to hospital.

The vehicle was a transportation van and had seats for six passengers. Most of the victims were sitting on boxes in the back of the van.

The Governor of the region, some 80 kilometres south of Warsaw, has announced three days of mourning.

The truck driver, who was not badly injured, will be questioned by police later.

The van was ferrying workers from nearby villages to pick fruit in local orchards.

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