A truck has collided with a US Army convoy in the southeast German state of Bavaria, setting several vehicles ablaze and wounding eight.

The Monday-morning accident left an entire highway section completely blocked after a semi collided with a tank truck which was a part of an American military convoy. Police say all three US vehicles caught fire as a result. According to the BR24 news website, the convoy, including two tank trucks, was on the shoulder of the road at the time of the accident.