Eight people have died after two lorries and a minibus collided on one of Britain’s main motorways at the start of a busy bank holiday weekend.
All of those who died are believed to have been travelling in the minibus, which was from the Nottingham area.
Four people have been taken to hospital, including a child, according to Police.
The crash happened on the southbound M1 at Newport Pagnell around 80km northwest of London just before 03:15 on Saturday morning.
Two men, one aged 31 and the other aged 53, have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. They are both currently in custody and being questioned by police..
M1 crash: Eight dead, four in hospital – “a family has been destroyed” https://t.co/GIf6XihV8a pic.twitter.com/AWHywEiK1V
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) August 26, 2017
Two men have been arrested following major crash on M1 that left several people dead https://t.co/MwnrRywPwf
— Sky News (@SkyNews) August 26, 2017
Two men arrested after eight killed in M1 crash near Milton Keynes
Awful 🙁 so sad 🙁 https://t.co/jm4DONvm4C pic.twitter.com/GpXIKyiTzE
— Nikki Boyce (@BoyceNikki) August 26, 2017