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2 dead, 16 hurt in pile up on Seoul-Busan highway

All Headlines 17:20 July 09, 2017

SEOUL, July 9 (Yonhap) -- Two people were killed and 16 others hurt following a pileup on Sunday on the northbound highway linking Seoul to the port city of Busan, police said.

Six passenger cars and a bus were involved in the crash on the Gyeongbu Highway near an interchange in Seoul's Yangjae area around 2:50 p.m., the police said the passenger cars collided on the rain-slick highway before the bus hit one of the cars carrying two persons that resulted in their deaths.

The two bodies were found in their wrecked car. At the time of the accident, there was a lot of rainfall, witnesses said.

After the pileup, three northbound lanes and one southbound lane of the highway were closed. This caused heavy traffic congestion in the area.

The police are looking into what exactly caused the accident.

This provided photo shows firefighters coming to rescue victims injured in a pileup in the northbound lanes of the Gyeongbu Highway in Seoul on July 9, 2017. (Yonhap)

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