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British woman, 83, died in a horror car accident in the Algarve

British wife, 83, is killed in a horror car accident in the Algarve that claimed three lives and her husband, 84, left with minor injuries

  • The four-vehicle accident occurred on the A22 motorway near Boliqueime, Portugal
  • The woman's wife, 84, was also involved in the accident, but his injuries were not serious
  • Two others died in the crash were a local woman, 56, and a seven-year-old boy

A British woman died in a horror car accident in the Algarve, claiming three lives and leaving eight injured, including three children.

The woman's husband, 84, was also injured in the collision between four vehicles, a police car, although his injuries would not be serious.

The accident occurred just before 4 pm on Tuesday on the A22 motorway near the village of Boliqueime. Part of the road around the accident, in the direction of Faro, was closed three hours after the incident.

The British woman who died in the crash was initially described as a 60-year-old, but was confirmed as an 83-year-old late Tuesday night.

Emergency services are working on the scene on the A22 near Boliqueime, Portugal after a collision with four vehicles on Tuesday

Emergency services are working on the scene on the A22 near Boliqueime, Portugal after a collision with four vehicles on Tuesday

Three people, including an 83-year-old British woman, died in the crash that took place on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Three people, including an 83-year-old British woman, died in the crash that took place on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Three people, including an 83-year-old British woman, died in the crash that took place on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

It is not yet clear whether she and her 84-year-old husband, who survived the crash with only minor injuries, lived in the area or were on vacation.

The other two people who died in the accident were a 56-year-old woman, reportedly living locally, and a seven-year-old boy driving the same car.

A two-year-old boy was seriously injured. Two more children, one nine-month-old baby, suffered minor injuries.

Initial reports said that a van carrying tourists to Faro Airport was among the damaged vehicles, although officials still have to confirm this and none of the passengers are supposed to be British.

The other two people killed were a 56-year-old woman who was supposed to live locally, and a seven-year-old boy driving the same car

The other two people killed were a 56-year-old woman who was supposed to live locally, and a seven-year-old boy driving the same car

The other two people killed were a 56-year-old woman who was supposed to live locally, and a seven-year-old boy driving the same car

After the accident, emergency services pick up a vehicle from the side of the highway

After the accident, emergency services pick up a vehicle from the side of the highway

After the accident, emergency services pick up a vehicle from the side of the highway

A witness told Correio da Manha that the fourth vehicle involved in the accident collided with speed with the other three while they were standing still on the dual carriageway.

Photographs of the scene showed a white car with its rear end smashed and its tires inflated with a pram on the road next door. Another car was so badly damaged that the area where the two front seats should be was just a twisted metal mangle.

Firefighters laid a huge sheet over another heavily damaged vehicle so that they could take out one of the victims who were trapped in it.

It was not immediately clear how the accident happened.

The British man and woman are not mentioned.

A pram was seen on the side of the road next to a white car whose back was smashed

A pram was seen on the side of the road next to a white car whose back was smashed

A pram was seen on the side of the road next to a white car whose back was smashed

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