Serious accident on Zeeland highway; 16 hurt

An air ambulance in the Netherlands
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Sixteen people were injured in a serious traffic accident involving three passenger cars and a van on the N256 near Wilhelminadorp in Zeeland on Thursday afternoon. A few people were seriously injured, including one child, reports.

The accident happened at around 3:45 p.m. According to Omroep Zeeland, at least one car had German license plates. A fire broke out in one of the involved cars, and a wounded passenger was trapped inside, the broadcaster writes. 

Emergency services responded to the scene in large numbers, including an air ambulance and the fire department. Firefighters freed the trapped person from the car and extinguished the fire. 

All sixteen wounded were taken to hospital. The severity of their injuries is not known.

The cause of the accident is still being investigated.