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Three dead in 52-car autobahn collision in Germany

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Wrecked vehichles sit on the autobahn A31 after a multiple vehichle collision near Heek, Germany, Nov. 19. There are three dead, 35 injured and 52 vehichles involved in the accident on autobahn 31 between Heek and Gronau-Ochtrup. The reason for the pile-up is still unclear.

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Aerial view of a autobahn pileup near Gronau, Germany, Nov. 19. Police say a 52-vehicle pileup on the highway in northwestern Germany has left three people dead and 35 injured. The accident happened Friday evening on the A31 autobahn near the town of Gronau, on Germany's border with the Netherlands. The weather was foggy at the time but it wasn't immediately clear what triggered the pileup.