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100-car pileup on foggy South Korean bridge leaves 2 dead and 42 hurt

  • Damaged vehicles sit on Yeongjong Bridge in Incheon, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Two people were killed and at least 42 were injured on Wednesday after a pileup involving about 100 vehicles in foggy weather on the bridge near the Incheon International Airport, South Korean officials said. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Suh Myung-gon) KOREA OUT

    Damaged vehicles sit on Yeongjong Bridge in Incheon, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Two people were killed and at least 42 were injured on Wednesday after a pileup involving about 100 vehicles in foggy weather on the bridge near the Incheon International Airport, South Korean officials said. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Suh Myung-gon) KOREA OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Damaged vehicles sit on Yeongjong Bridge in Incheon, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Two people were killed and at least 42 were injured on Wednesday after a pileup involving about 100 vehicles in foggy weather on the bridge near the Incheon International Airport, South Korean officials said.(AP Photo/Yonhap, Suh Myung-gon) KOREA OUT

    Damaged vehicles sit on Yeongjong Bridge in Incheon, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Two people were killed and at least 42 were injured on Wednesday after a pileup involving about 100 vehicles in foggy weather on the bridge near the Incheon International Airport, South Korean officials said.(AP Photo/Yonhap, Suh Myung-gon) KOREA OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Damaged vehicles sit on Yeongjong Bridge in Incheon, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Two people were killed and at least 42 were injured on Wednesday after a pileup involving about 100 vehicles in foggy weather on the bridge near the Incheon International Airport, South Korean officials said. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Yun Tae-hyun) KOREA OUT

    Damaged vehicles sit on Yeongjong Bridge in Incheon, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Two people were killed and at least 42 were injured on Wednesday after a pileup involving about 100 vehicles in foggy weather on the bridge near the Incheon International Airport, South Korean officials said. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Yun Tae-hyun) KOREA OUT  (The Associated Press)

South Korean officials say two people were killed and at least 42 were injured after a pileup involving about 100 vehicles in foggy weather on a bridge near the Incheon International Airport.

Byeon Tae-u of the Incheon Fire and Safety Management Department said Wednesday that the number of the injured could increase as emergency workers are having trouble reaching all of the damaged cars on the 4,400-meter (14,400-foot) bridge on the highway from the airport to the capital Seoul.

He says the accident occurred in a Seoul-bound lane and was likely aggravated by thick fog and icy road conditions.

Kim Mun-won of the Incheon Jungbu Fire Station says that about 100 cars were involved in the pileup. It was not immediately known what started the pileup.