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100-Car Pileup on South Korean Bridge Leaves 2 Dead, 42 Hurt

Published: 11th February 2015 10:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th February 2015 10:48 AM   |  A+A-

By AP

SEOUL: Two people were killed and at least 42 were injured on Wednesday after a pileup involving about 100 vehicles in foggy weather on a bridge near the Incheon International Airport, South Korean officials said.

Eight of the people who were rescued were seriously hurt and the number of the injured could increase, according to Byeon Tae-u of the Incheon Fire and Safety Management Department.

Kim Seong-han, an official from the Incheon Seobu Police Station, said emergency workers have yet to reach all of the damaged cars on the 4,400-meter (14,400-foot) cross-sea bridge on the highway from the airport to the capital Seoul.

The crash occurred in the morning in a Seoul-bound lane and was likely aggravated by thick fog and icy road conditions, Byeon said.

In a televised briefing, Kim Moon-won of the Incheon Jungbu Fire Station, said that about 100 cars were involved in the pileup. It was not immediately known what started the pileup.

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