Six people dead after multi-vehicle crash in Birmingham

Police said there had been a 'number of fatalities'


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Six people have been killed in a 'very serious' road crash in Birmingham city centre.

A seventh person was critically injured in the incident on Belgrave Middleway near Edgbaston at about 01:00 GMT.

Earlier the Force Support Unit of West Midlands Police said on their Twitter account that Belgrave Middleway, near Edgbaston, would be closed from Islington Row to Bristol Street "throughout Sunday".

It came after the force's main Twitter account described the circumstances of the incident as "very difficult and upsetting".

They tweeted: "All first responders at the scene are doing their very best in very difficult and upsetting circumstances. This is a very serious incident."

Police have yet to confirm any further details surrounding the crash.

The Hazardous Area Response Team of West Midlands Ambulance Service described it as a "significant incident".