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Horror peak hour commute when two people are killed and nine others are injured in a fiery crash between two trucks and three cars

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Two people are dead and a major emergency operation is underway following a multiple collision involving two trucks and three cars.

Emergency services were called to the M1 Princes Motorway in Wollongong, south of Sydney shortly after 2 pm on Friday.

The fiery crash involved at least two trucks and three cars in the south lane at the exit of Wollongong, police said.

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At least one truck caught fire and produced thick plumes of black smoke before emergency services extinguished the fire.

NSW police confirmed that at least two people died in one of the cars, while nine others were treated for minor injuries on the spot by ambulance officers.

& # 39; None of them needed transportation to the hospital. All had relatively minor injuries, & # 39; said an NSW ambulance spokesperson.

A maximum of five Fire and Rescue NSW vehicles and several Ambulance crews arrived on site.

Officers from the Southern Region Crash Investigation Unit are on location to investigate what caused the horrific crash.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area, with all southern lanes closed and two northern lanes being used by emergency vehicles.

Transport NSW has reported that there is a lot of traffic in the area, with motorists experiencing major delays.

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