UK motorway crash claims eight lives

  • 27/08/2017

Eight people are dead and another four injured after two trucks and a minibus collided on one of Britain's main north-south motorways at the start of a busy bank holiday weekend.

The collision occurred early on Saturday in the southbound lane of the M1 motorway, near the English town of Newport Pagnell, 80km northwest of London.

The minibus was believed to have travelled from the Nottingham area, police said.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. They are both currently in custody.