LONDON (Nov. 05) – At least seven reported killed and more than 50 injured as a result of massive pile up of vehicles on a major motorway near Taunton in Somerset, south-west England around 2 am. The death toll is expected to rise further, UK police sources revealed later on the day.
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Undoubtedly, it was one of the worst road accidents in Britain that involved 34 vehicles in which speedy cars and other automobiles smashing into each other, sparking gigantic balls of fire.
Anthony Bangham, Assistant Chief Constable of the Avon and Somerset Police, told that the incident was very, very testing as emergency responding teams faced exactly one huge fireball.
"Most vehicles were well alight and most continued to burn for a considerable time. This made it very difficult to search the vehicles. Some of them have been burned to the ground," Bangham said further.
Officials believe that the disaster has been the worst road crash involving multiple vehicles since 1991. Vehicles on the road were seen smacking into each other at high speed on the M5 motorway near Taunton in Somerset while the poor weather conditions made it even disastrous. Therefore, officials remind it as "horrific".
The motorway has been shut down in both directions while rescue and restoration operations are being carries on.