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Two dead in Belgian motorway thick fog pile-ups

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Two dead in Belgian motorway thick fog pile-ups


At least two people have died and dozens are injured after two motorway pile-ups on the A19 Motorway in Zonnebeke, West-Flanders, Belgium. At least 60 vehicles crashed when thick fog reduced visibility to almost zero on Tuesday morning.

One major crash involved Kortrijk-bound traffic, the other involved Ieper-bound traffic. It has been reported that there was only 3 kilometres between the two pile-ups. Single accidents occured at scattered places, over a distance of 10 kilometres. The West-Flemish governor, Carl Decaluwé, is coordinating relief aid.

A field hospital has been set up nearby to give first aid to the victims.

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