Eight dead in M1 minibus and lorry crash – BBC News

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Six men and two females have died in a crash concerning a minibus and two lorries on the M1 near Milton Keynes.

All of those who passed away were travelling in the minibus, that was from the Nottingham area.

A five-year-old girl, a woman along with a man are being treated in medical center with life-threatening injuries, while an additional woman has serious injuries.

The two lorry motorists have been arrested, one of them on mistrust of driving while over the alcoholic beverages limit.

Both many men being questioned on suspicion associated with causing death by dangerous traveling and are in police custody.

The crash happened over the southbound M1 at Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire just before 03: fifteen BST.

South Main Ambulance Service said those hurt in the collision were taken to private hospitals in Milton Keynes, Coventry plus Birmingham.

Police stated some of those involved in the collision were going to the UK from India.

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Image caption The road was closed for several hours while the vehicles involved had been recovered
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Image caption All 8 people who died were passengers for the minibus, police said
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Image caption The particular crash happened on the southbound carriageway of the M1 at Newport Pagnell near Milton Keynes

The vehicles had been all travelling in the same path between junctions 15 and fourteen, police said.

Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire plus Rescue Service said it acquired sent six crews as well as 3 search and rescue vehicles towards the scene.

Firefighters utilized hydraulic equipment to release three individuals from a vehicle.

Thames Valley Police said the two van drivers, one aged 31 plus from Worcestershire, the other aged 53 from Stoke-on-Trent, were being asked.

The 31-year-old guy was detained on suspicion of just one count of causing death simply by dangerous driving and one count associated with driving a motor vehicle when above the particular legal alcohol limit.

Pictures seem to show extensive damage to the lorries involved – a FedEx automobile and one belonging to AIM Logistics.

Ismail Elmagdoub, director associated with AIM Logistics, based in Evesham, Worcestershire, said: “One of our vehicles has been involved in a serious incident on the M1 southbound, junction 14 this morning from approximately 3am.

“We would like to express our deepest compassion to the families who have lost family members and also those whom have been wounded at this very sad time.

“Road safety and conformity is of the utmost importance to GOAL Logistics and we are continuing to help the police as much as possible with their inquiries. inch

The road was shut for several hours while investigation function took place.