Three people were killed and 35 injured in a massive pile-up collision on a fog-covered highway in western Germany, police said.
The crash involved 52 vehicles and occurred on Friday night near the city of Muenster after fog settled over the stretch of autobahn (highway).
Experts are investigating details of the accident, which drew hundreds of emergency workers to the scene. A stretch of highway nearly 6 miles long was closed.
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Chaos: Three people were killed and 35 were injured in the accident which involved 52 cars
Forensic teams investigate the crash which took place on the autobahn
Fourteen people were taken to nearby hospitals and 21 people suffered from minor injuries. It is not known exactly what caused the accident.
In a separate accident, five people were killed and two severely injured in a head-on car collision in the western city of Aachen early on Saturday.
Police said the likely cause of the accident was a speeding motorist.
Foggy: Police said there was thick fog on the motorway but they are unsure about what exactly caused the accident