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Man dies following M25 pile-up involving four lorries

Aerial picture of the collision on the M25 involving four lorries.

A man has died following a pile-up involving four lorries on the M25 motorway in Essex.

The man, believed to have been a 39-year-old from Leicester, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash between junctions 25 and 27.

Police said four other people were taken to hospital but their injuries are not believed to be serious. A Peugeot car was also involved in the collision.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "The M25 currently remains shut between junctions 25 and 27 while clean-up and repair work continue. Police have now released the scene to the Highways Agency."

The lorry carrying cheese on the M1 that caught fire. Credit: @MaxEarey

There are also delays of about one and a half hours on the M1 southbound between junctions 20 and 18.

This is due to resurfacing works after a lorry carrying cheese caught fire.