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Several people have died after a crash involving two lorries and a minibus on the M1 near Milton Keynes.
The vehicles collided while travelling on the southbound carriageway between junctions 15 and 14 shortly before 3.15am.
Four people have been taken to hospital with injuries.
It is believed the minibus had travelled from the Nottingham area.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area while the emergency services work at the scene.
The southbound carriageway between J15 and J14, close to Newport Pagnell, will remain closed for a significant amount of time, police said.
Chief Inspector Henry Parsons said: “Emergency services are currently on the scene responding to this collision and road closures are in place.
“We would ask all motorists to please avoid the area, use alternative routes and await further updates before attempting to travel on this route. We appreciate motorists’ patience while we deal with this serious incident.
Courtesy of Sky News
Emergency services have confirmed that at least 15 people died in a horror bus crash near Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday morning.
Nine others were injured‚ some seriously.
ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said it appeared the small bus had crashed through the Umsunduzi River Bridge near the Umsunduzi Police Station‚ rolling down a steep embankment.
KZN EMS spokesman Robert McKenzie confirmed paramedics were on the scene treating multiple patients and put the death toll at a tentative 15.
According to early indications‚ the number of dead and injured could rise.
Courtesy of timeslive.co.za