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Six die in German pileup

Sunday, 18 Nov, 2012 - 01:01

Nov. 18 - A road accident in Germany leaves six people dead and five injured. Andrew Raven reports.

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A trail of wreakage covers a German highway following a fatal accident on Sunday morning. At least six people died in this crash, apparently under heavy fog near the southern town of Offenburg. Five others were injured, including one seriously. Police believe the accident was caused by a driver going the wrong way on the highway. (SOUNDBITE) (German) HEAD OF OFFENBURG HIGHWAY POLICE, GUENTHER PREIS, SAYING: "Shortly before 6 o'clock, we received information about a car driving down the highway in the wrong direction. Our forces were already on their way and just before they reached the highway, there was new information about a serious crash." The accident happened on a stretch of road with no speed limit. The lack of those restrictions are common across Germany, where drivers exceed speeds of 200km per hour.

Six die in German pileup

Sunday, 18 Nov, 2012 - 01:01

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