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Lorry driver arrested after two killed in M26 crash

PUBLISHED: 08:27 17 April 2014 | UPDATED: 10:58 17 April 2014

A lorry driver has been arrested following a five-vehicle pile-up on the M26 motorway in Kent which killed two French nationals.

The 45-year-old was held in connection with the crash on the road near Kemsing, just after 9.30am yesterday.

Two people - a 22-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl, both from France - died in the collision which blocked both carriageways

Seven other people were taken to London hospitals in a “serious condition” by South East Coast Ambulance Service following the crash.

The motorway reopened this morning after the Highways Agency cleared the area.

Police investigations in to the cause of the crash continue.

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