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Fog likely contributor to horrific 100-car pileup in South Korea


Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 4:11 PM - At least two people are dead and 68 injured following a 100-car pileup on a bridge near South Korea's Incheon International Airport Wednesday.

A spokesperson of the Incheon Fire and Safety Management Department told the Associated Press (AP) seven of the injured were in serious condition.

Eighteen foreigners were injured, including three Thai nationals, two Filipinos, seven Chinese and two Vietnamese. 

Police have removed damaged cars from the 4,400 metre bridge that connects the airport to Seoul, the nation's capital.

While it is not know what triggered the accident, fog was a likely contributor.

Lee Gyeong-hoon, a 39-year-old driver involved in the crash, told AP his visibility was limited to 10 metres ahead because of the conditions.

The exact number of cars involved is not known but officials say the number is around one-hundred.

Source: Associated Press

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