Pile-up on autobahn


A massive pile-up involving 29 vehicles on a highway in southern Germany has injured 27 people.
The rear-end collision of two cars during the last evening’s rush hour on Bavaria’s Autobahn 8 led to a chain-reaction crash that stretched 150m.
Police said 27 people were taken to nearby hospitals and one person was in a serious condition. Most of the victims were expected to be quickly released after being treated.
There was heavy rain at the time, but a police spokesman said investigators had yet to determine if weather played a role.
An eastbound portion of the highway that takes drivers towards Munich has been closed off. A several-kilometre-long back-up was reported near the scene of the pile-up, between the towns of Adelzhausen and Odelzhausen. DPA

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