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2 Dead, Scores Hurt in 100-Car Bridge Pileup

Fog blamed for carnage on South Korean cross-sea bridge
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 11, 2015 2:59 AM CST
2 Dead, Scores Hurt in 100-Car Bridge Pileup
Damaged vehicles sit on Yeongjong Bridge in Incheon, South Korea, today.   (AP Photo/Yonhap, Suh Myung-gon)

(Newser) – Nightmare on a cross-sea bridge nearly 3 miles long: Two people were killed and at least 65 were injured in a pileup involving about 100 vehicles in foggy weather on a bridge near South Korea's Incheon International Airport today, officials say. The damaged cars have now been removed from the 14,400-foot Yeongjong Bridge on the highway from the airport to the capital, Seoul, according to an official who says it's not clear how the pileup began; it was likely aggravated by thick fog and icy road conditions. In 2006, a 29-car pileup in foggy weather on another cross-sea bridge in South Korea left 11 people dead and more than 50 injured. (Read more South Korea stories.)

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