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Eight seriously hurt as more than 130 vehicles are involved in England pile-up

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Eight seriously hurt as more than 130 vehicles are involved in England pile-up

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Eight people were seriously injured after a huge pile-up in England involving more than 130 vehicles.

The accident happened in thick fog on the Sheppey crossing in Kent.

“All we could hear was screeching, cars thudding into each other, lorries crashing,” driver Martin Stammers told the BBC.

Firefighters cut six people from their vehicles and 35 were taken to hospital, eight with serious injuries.

Witnesses said there was thick fog at the crossing, a road bridge which links the Isle of Sheppey in the mouth of the River Thames estuary to the mainland, about 50 miles (80 km) east of London.