Two people dead after M26 vehicle pile-up

Two people have died following a five-vehicle pile-up on the M26.

M26 crash: Bail for lorry driver arrested after motorway crash

The pile-up on Wednesday morning killed two and injured seven.

A 45-year-old lorry driver, who was arrested after a five-vehicle pile-up on the M26 in Kent on Wednesday, has been released on bail.

The crash, near Kemsing in Kent, killed two French nationals and injured seven more people, who were rushed to a hospital in London in a "serious condition".

The accident caused severe traffic congestion on the London-bound carriageway, which was closed for several hours.

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Seven people taken to hospital after vehicle pile-up

The incident caused huge queues on the motorway.

Seven people have been taken to hospital after a vehicle pile-up on the M26.

Two lorries, two cars and a box van were reportedly involved in the collision on the London-bound carriageway just after 9.30am.

Police have warned motorists that the road will remain shut into this evening's rush hour while the clean-up operation continues.

Those injured were taken to hospitals by South East Coast Ambulance Service although their conditions are still unknown.

Read: Scene of multiple vehicle pile-up on M26

Huge queues on M26 after serious collision

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Still no sign of movement on the m26 over two hours on.. avoid if you can all! http://t.co/pc77JVhsGh

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In over 20 years of driving on motorways the situation in Kent today has to be up there amongst the worst. #M26 http://t.co/OMOskDLZA2

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Read: Scene of multiple vehicle pile-up on M26

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