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Eight dead, 37 injured in German road accidents

Police say some of the victims of the 5-car pile-up were found trapped in their vehicles, the drivers of the original crash died and 14 were hospitalised with serious injuries

AFP , Saturday 19 Nov 2011
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At least eight people were killed and another 37 injured in two road accidents in western Germany, one of them causing a massive pile-up of more than 50 cars, police said Saturday.

The pile-up on a highway in North Rhine-Westphalia state, near the border with The Netherlands, late Friday left three people dead and more than 30 injured, police said, adding that a heavy fog had cut visibility to no more than 150 metres (500 feet).

Then early Saturday near Aachen, a head-on collision of two cars killed five people and left two others critically injured, a police statement said.

The 24-year-old driver of one of the cars had lost control due to driving too fast, and rammed into a car coming in the opposite direction, police said.

Besides the driver, a 22-year-old woman and 19-year-old man died on the spot. Another 20-year-old woman in the car was hospitalised.

In the other vehicle, two people, aged 45 and 47, died instantly and another 32-year-old person suffered serious injuries.

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