Police patrols on chain collision's anniversary

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27 February 2006, BRUSSELS — The 10th anniversary of a serious multiple pile-up in which 10 people were killed was observed in East Flanders on Monday.

27 February 2006

BRUSSELS — The 10th anniversary of a serious multiple pile-up in which 10 people were killed was observed in East Flanders on Monday.

On 27 February 1996, some 200 cars were involved in a multiple pile-up on the E17 motorway in Nazareth.

Besides the 10 victims who were killed, a further 50 people were severely injured in the pile-up.

In memory of the accident, the province of East Flanders conducts a traffic safety day each year with a high number of police patrols.

However, the campaign took on an additional feature this year due to it being the 10th anniversary of the accident.

Motorists who were found to be driving safely on Monday were being presented with flowers, news service VRT reported.

"East Flanders is a flower province. Those who don't follow regulations will be fined," East Flemish politician Alexander Vercamer said.

"There will indeed be police on the street in East Flanders today."

The intensified police patrols will extend into Monday evening.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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