A freak sandstorm that swept across a motorway in northern Germany caused a multiple pile-up, leaving eight people dead and dozens injured.
Sand and dirt were blown on to the four-lane A19 near Rostock, close to the Baltic Sea in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania state, on Friday.
The pile-up involved 80 cars and three lorries, with 20 vehicles set ablaze.
A combination of recent dry weather, ploughing of fields and high winds was blamed for the accident.
At least 41 people were hurt. Many suffered serious injuries and there are fears the death toll could rise. To read more