UK newspaper review: M5 crash fills front pages

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Media captionA look at the first editions of Sunday's papers

The aftermath of the M5 crash fills the front pages of the Sunday papers.

A close-up image of several burned out cars conveys the horror of the pile-up in the Sunday Telegraph, under the headline: "It was like Afghanistan."

The picture shows yellow police numbers 28, 30 and 34 clearly visible on the incinerated remains of family cars, with the paper saying the fireball melted many of the cars into the Tarmac.

The Observer calculates the accident could become Britain's worst motorway crash.

Fireworks link?

One word - carnage - sums up the tragedy for both the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Express.

The People says the 200-yard stretch of mangled vehicles on the M5 was like a warzone , which the Mail on Sunday says became a "river of flames".

The paper asks whether a rugby club fireworks display close to the carriageway caused the catastrophe.

It says experts believe a lack of wind allowed intense black smoke from large rockets to hang in the air.

Mum's word

In other news, the Independent asks whether Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi should be trusted to save us all from financial catastrophe .

On Monday, it says, the markets will bet on his chances of stopping the eurozone debt contagion spreading beyond Greece.

The Mail has an interview with a woman who decided to become a first-time mother at the age of 57 .

She says although she has no regrets, in hindsight it would be better to have an age limit of 50 for IVF.

2012 twitter

Finally, according to the Sunday Times , Britain's Olympic hopefuls are being warned to be careful what they tweet.

It says social media guidelines have been issued advising athletes to post only upbeat and positive messages so as not to boost their rivals' confidence.

The list of dos and don'ts for Team GB has been drawn up by Sir Clive Woodward.

He says just one ill-judged line can upset morale and disturb the team equilibrium.

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