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West Bromwich crash leaves four people dead

The scene of the crash
Image caption The crash happened close to an industrial estate and a canal bridge

Four people have been killed in a two-car collision in the West Midlands.

The crash happened in Greets Green Road, in West Bromwich, close to an industrial estate and a canal bridge, at about 0045 BST on Sunday.

West Midlands Police said three women, aged 28, 35 and 40, and a 21-year-old man died and four people were injured.

A spokesman for the force said the two cars involved in the crash were a Citroen Saxo and a Ford Fiesta, both containing four people.

He said an 11-year-old girl was recovering in hospital.

The 28 and 35-year-old women who died were in the Fiesta and the 40-year-old woman and 21-year-old man were in the Saxo.

The other casualties are two women, aged 28 and 36, and a 19-year-old man.

A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said they used specialised cutting equipment to free some of the casualties who were then taken to hospital.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "Despite the best efforts of ambulance crews, nothing could be done for two persons, who were declared dead at the scene."

Police said the other two who were fatally injured died in hospital.

The road was closed while police were in attendance at the scene but has since reopened.

Officers have asked for witnesses to come forward.

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