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Two dead in motorway crash between lorry and minibus

Police have confirmed that two people involved in the crash between a lorry and a minibus on Thursday afternoon have died.

The M4 was closed between junctions 13 and 14 while emergency services responded to the crash (Steve Parsons/PA)
The M4 was closed between junctions 13 and 14 while emergency services responded to the crash (Steve Parsons/PA)

Two people have died and three more are being treated for serious injuries after a lorry and a minibus crashed on a motorway.

Air ambulances were called to a stretch of the M4 in Berkshire at 12.20pm on Thursday after the two vehicles collided.

The two people killed were travelling in the minibus and died at the scene.

Six other people on board the minibus were taken to hospital for treatment, with three of them having suffered serious injuries.

The driver of the lorry was also taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The stretch of the M4 between junction 14 at Hungerford and junction 13 at Chieveley is closed in the eastbound direction.

Earlier on Thursday, the motorway was closed in both directions so the air ambulances could land.

Police have also been trying to turn around drivers caught in the tailback.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw what happened or has dash-cam footage to call 101.

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