Fatal accident on E42: motorway closed, traffic at standstill 

Fatal accident on E42: motorway closed, traffic at standstill 
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One truck driver died and two other people were severely injured in a road accident on the E42 motorway, just outside Charleroi in the Hainaut province on Wednesday morning,

The crash, involving three lorries, happened shortly after 08:00 on the E42 motorway in the direction of Mons at kilometre marker 81.9.

"Unfortunately, one person died as a result of the accident. Two other people were seriously injured," the Federal Police confirmed to Le Soir. The circumstances of the accident are still unknown.

The motorway has been closed to traffic and in the meantime, a diversion has been set up along the R3 ring road in Charleroi. "The recovery of the damaged trucks is still in progress. This may take some time," the police stated.


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