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Belgium: 100 cars crash in fog; at least 1 dead

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BRUSSELS (AP) — About 100 cars and trucks crashed in a dense morning fog early Tuesday at a highway in western Belgium, leaving at least one dead and 54 injured.

Medical workers are still trying to free injured passengers from the twisted metal of their vehicles hours after the crash, and the fog is making the emergency rescue by helicopter impossible.

Provincial governor Carl Decaluwe said one person had died, and that among the 54 injured, five were in life-threatening condition, 11 suffered serious injured while 38 walked away with minor injuries. But mayor Dirk Cardoen of Zonnebeke, where the crashes happened, said two had died.

The highway linking the regional industrial hub of Kortrijk to nearby Ieper was strewn with debris in three locations close to one another.

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