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Two women cut free from seven-vehicle A13 crash

PUBLISHED: 13:56 25 April 2017 | UPDATED: 07:59 26 April 2017

Emergency services at the scene of the A13 crash (Picture: London Fire Brigade)

Emergency services at the scene of the A13 crash (Picture: London Fire Brigade)

London Fire Brigade

Two people have been cut free from their cars in a seven-vehicle crash on the A13.

One of the cars involved (Picture: London Fire Brigade)One of the cars involved (Picture: London Fire Brigade)

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman confirmed officers were called to a road traffic collision at the junction with Prince Regent Lane at 1.10pm.

London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade are also on the scene, with fire crews working to free two women who became trapped in their vehicles.

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We sent two ambulances, our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and an incident response officer to the scene. The first ambulance arrived in less than six minutes.

“We treated five patients at the scene.”

Two women had to be cut free (Picture: London Fire Brigade)Two women had to be cut free (Picture: London Fire Brigade)

The road was closed between the Prince Regent Lane junction and the Beckton flyover, but has since partially reopened.

Drivers are advised to avoid the eastbound side of the road where possible, with two lanes open but the inside lane closed.

There are severe delays back to Commercial Road.

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