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In PHOTOS: World's costliest crash

Last updated on: December 6, 2011 08:45 IST

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Supercars ranging from Ferrari to Lamborghini ended up in a crumbled heap, in Japan's worst-ever traffic pile up in which sports cars worth up to $4 million (Rs 20.5 crore) turned to trash.

 

Involved in the crash over 400 metres east-bound side of the Chucks Expressway were eight Ferraris, a Lamborghini, two Mercedes and host of Toyota Prius, the world's most fuel efficient car, Japan's NTV reported.

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Image: Police officers investigate wrecked luxury cars at the site of a traffic accident on the Chugoku Expressway in Shimonoseki, southwestern Japan
Photographs: Reuters/Kyodo
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A pack of about 20 supercars were zooming on the wet highway, when a leading Ferrari slipped into a highway-rail and TV reports said in matter of minutes, 14 other cars piled up in what was described as the world's costliest crash.

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The cars were headed to Hiroshima some 130 km away to the east to a gathering of supercars there.

 

Though the crash cost millions, no human life was lost, with police reporting that only five people were injured.

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Photographs: Reuters/Kyodo

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