August 23, 2015 / 3:06 PM / in 2 years

UK airshow death toll likely to rise to 11: BBC

LONDON (Reuters) - The death toll from the crash of a jet aircraft onto a busy road near an airshow in southern England on Saturday is thought to have risen to 11, the BBC reported on Sunday.

Emergency services and crash investigation officers work at the site where a Hawker Hunter fighter jet crashed onto the A27 road at Shoreham near Brighton, Britain August 23, 2015. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Initial reports said seven people were killed in the accident, but police quoted by the BBC said it was “highly likely” that 11 died, although formal identification could not yet be made.

Reporting by Paul Sandle; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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