The West Midlands Ambulance Service has said that the tanker on fire on the M6 is carrying a mixture of paper of chemicals:
The vehicle, which is still on fire, is a lorry carrying a mixture of paper and chemicals. Motorway likely to be clo... http://t.co/q2VHTKHh
A cordon was put in place around the incident. Everyone caught up inside that area has been evacuated to safety to p... http://t.co/ks2d2zhe
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Monica O'Connor and at least two other people were killed in the incident, and a British man remains missing.
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"The council's inspector judged there was an imminent health risk and an immediate voluntary closure of the takeaway was agreed."