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Man killed in 'serious accident' between vehicles at London's Heathrow Airport

Heathrow, Britain's biggest airport which handled nearly 76 million passengers last year, is considered a prime target for terrorists
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An employee of London’s Heathrow Airport was killed in a "serious accident" between vehicles on the airfield on Wednesday.

Emergency teams rushed to the scene of the crash, which occurred at around 8:00 a.m. local time on the airfield at the airport’s Terminal 5.

A man in his 40's was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries, the BBC reported. Another man involved in the crash was treated on scene for non-life threatening injuries.

Hundreds of peoples were stuck on planes stalled on the tarmac, as more than 20 flights, mostly out of Terminal 5, were delayed, the Telegraph reported.

"We are dealing with a serious accident involving two vehicles on the airfield,” Heathrow Airport said in a statement.

"We are working closely with the emergency services and updates will follow. The airfield remains open and we will work to minimise disruption to our passengers' journeys."

London's Heathrow Airport is one of the world's busiest airports.

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