8 killed in German highway pileup

8 Apr

A sand storm in Northern Germany caused a large pileup on a highway killing eight and injuring at least 41.

According to a police spokesman, the death toll could still rise as rescue operations are ongoing.

110 people in 80 cars and three trucks were involved in the accident.  At least 17 vehicles, including a truck containing flammable material, caught fire.

It is unclear whether the pileup was caused by a sudden lack of visibility or sand on the road.



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