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A multi-vehicle crash has closed the M25 between junctions 29 and 30 near Thurrock Credit: Ria Chatterjee/ITV London

One person has been killed and five people including a child have been airlifted to hospital after a crash on the M25 near Lakeside in Essex.

The crash involving three lorries and five cars happened around 12.30pm and the southbound carriageway is closed.

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One person dead and five taken to hospital after M25 crash

One person has been killed and five people including a child have been taken to hospital after a crash on the M25 near Lakeside in Essex.

The crash involving three lorries and five cars happened around 12.30pm and the southbound carriageway is closed.

"Two patients have since been airlifted to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel with life threatening injuries. A further two adults and a child have been taken by land ambulances to Basildon Hospital for further treatment, their injuries are non life threatening."

– East of England Ambulance Service spokesman Gary Sanderson

One dead in M25 crash

One person's been certified dead at the scene of a major accident on the M25 in Essex.The multi-vehicle collision happened between Junctions 29 and 30 shortly before 12:30pm.

A section of the clockwise carriageway has been closed with traffic being diverted off and back on the motorway.

Paramedics are treating a number of other people for less serious injuries.

Two lorry drivers have been arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. They are currently en route to a police station in south Essex.

The section of carriageway is expected to remain closed for several hours, including the evening rush hour.

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