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Two die in motorway blaze

Police were today investigating the cause of a motorway crash in which a two people died after their car burst into flames.

The man and a woman were travelling southbound on the M5 near Bridgewater, Somerset, in a white Citroen BX which ended up on the hard shoulder and caught fire, police said.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said the car may have been travelling very slowly or was stationary prior to the incident.

They appealed for witnesses to the incident.

Police closed the southbound carriageway of the motorway at junction 23 near Bridgwater after the incident which happened at 7.38pm yesterday.

Witnesses to the crash are asked to contact police on 0845 456 7000.