Two dead in South Korean 100-vehicle pile-up

SEOUL – At least two people were killed Wednesday in a pile-up involving 100 vehicles on a bridge connecting South Korea's busiest airport with the mainland, local media reported.

Yonhap news agency said 63 were hospitalized after vehicles collided in thick fog on a highway linking Incheon International Airport to Seoul at 9.34 a.m. (0234GMT). Officials said nationals from China, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Russia, Bangladesh, the Philippines and Switzerland were among the injured.

Ten people are understood to be in a serious condition, two of them critical.

Dozens of taxis were involved in the crash, along with an airport limousine bus – an affordable way of travelling from the airport to hotels and popular locations in and around the capital.

The pile-up occurred on a 1,300 meter (1,400 yards) stretch of highway, where visibility dropped to 10 meters.

South Korea is still reeling from a series of tragic accidents in 2014 - most notably April's Sewol ferry disaster, which left more than 300 dead or missing.

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