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Two Samworth Brothers lorry drivers killed and one injured in M5 pile-up

Taunton, Somerset, UK: Two Samworth Brothers lorry drivers were killed and another seriously injured in the M5 crash in Somerset, it has emerged.

Samworth Brothers, which owns pasty makers Ginsters, said it was “shocked and saddened” by the deaths of two of its drivers.

Mark Samworth, a director of the company, said: “The thoughts of everyone at Samworth Brothers are with the families and friends of all these individuals and others involved in this terrible incident.

“Our main priority at the moment is to offer as much support and help as needed to the families of those who have died and to the injured driver and his family.

“It is also a very difficult time for other colleagues at Samworth Brothers Distribution and we are ensuring our people are being well supported.”

Seven people died in the incident and over 50 are understood to have been injured.

Melton Mowbray-based Samworth Brothers has 13 businesses producing chilled foods for the UK.