M1 road accident : Eight killed including Indians as lorries collide with mini bus in England

M1 road accident : Eight people died and four were injured in a road accident involving two lorries and a mini bus on the M1 south-north motorway near Milton Keynes in southern England in the early hours of Saturday.

The victims also included Indians as per initial media reports which suggest that some of the mini bus passengers on a holiday to the UK from India to visit their families.

Sky News has reported that the three vehicles collided with the two lorries smashed horribly with the minibus under one of them destroyed completely.

The Indian High Commission in London stated that it was extending all possible help to those affected by the tragic M1 road accident on the southbound M1 at Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire County.

The M1 motorway in England

The M1 motorway in England. Photo courtesy of Klaus with K/Wikipedia.org.

British police have not disclosed details of the casualties in the M1 road crash although the mini bus driver has been named as Cyriac Joseph of Indian origin.

According to reports of the M1 road accident, a five-year-old girl, a woman and a man are in a hospital battling for their lives while another woman has been reported to have been badly injured.

The two lorry drivers have been taken to police custody with one of them suspected to have been driving well over the permitted alcohol limit. British police are questioning them on grounds of causing deaths with dangerous driving.

While one of the lorries involved in the M1 road accident belonged to FedEx, the other one was an AIM Logistics vehicle.

AIM Logistics director Ismail Elmagdoub of Evesham, Worcestershire has been quoted as per media reports on the M1 road crash as: “We would like to express our deepest sympathy to the families who have lost loved ones and also those whom have been injured at this very sad time.

“Road safety and compliance is of the utmost importance to AIM Logistics and we are continuing to assist the police as much as possible with their inquiries.”

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