Multiple crash in fog involving 45 cars leaves one dead and 12 injured

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The scene of devastation

THIS morning (Thursday) a multi-vehicle accident occurred on the EX-A1 motorway as thick fog reduced visibility and 45 cars were involved in a pile up.

The Extremadura Red Cross organisation attended alongside fire fighters and police officers and according to the Red Cross one person died and 12 people were injured  – two of them seriously – with others having to be cut out of their vehicles.

At least six ambulances and a helicopter attended the scene, trying to evacuate the injured but the road that links Navalmoral de la Mata with Plasencia was closed for several kilometres each way.

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Emergency services experienced difficulty in reaching the injured until Guardia Civil officers arrived in order to clear a path and then to start moving the damaged vehicles.

A number of people were treated on the spot for minor injuries but those who were considered to be in a worse state were taken to hospital.

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