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Eight people killed in motorway crash in England

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By Agence France-Presse

Eight people died and four were injured early Saturday after a collision on an English motorway involving two lorries and a minibus, police said.

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The accident happened shortly before 3:15 am (0215 GMT) on the southbound carriageway of the M1 motorway near Newport Pagnell, northwest of London.

All those killed and the four injured — one of them a child — were in the minibus, which is believed to have set off from the Nottingham area in the northeast of England.

Police arrested the drivers of both lorries.

One driver, 31, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving when over the limit; the other driver, 53, on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

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