January 30, 2016 8:26 pm
Updated: January 30, 2016 11:08 pm

Fog pileup of 70 vehicles kills 4, injures 30 in Slovenia

WATCH ABOVE: A major pileup in Slovenia involving 70 vehicles, killed 4 and injured 30 on Saturday. A thick fog was present on the highway at the time of the incident.

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LJUBLJANA, Slovenia – A massive pileup involving dozens of cars and trucks in dense fog killed four people on Saturday and injured 30 on a highway in western Slovenia, police said.

The accident took place on a key motorway connecting the capital of Ljubljana with the Adriatic coast. The area was wrapped in thick fog and police say this was the likely cause of the pileup.

Eyewitness photos published by local online media showed dozens of crumpled cars, some of them lodged under trucks. Police said some 70 various vehicles were caught in the crash near Senozece, some 70 kilometres southwest of Ljubljana.

The motorway remained closed for traffic as emergency crews, firefighters and police struggled to provide help and clear the scene.

State STA news agency said the pileup was one of the biggest ever in the small EU country.

Rescuers walk past a pileup on a motorway in Senozece, Slovenia, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016.

AP Photo/Zdravko Primozic

 

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