Wednesday 20 November 2019

29 injured as bus travelling from Paris to London overturns

Emergency services are at work on the site of an accident after a bus from the Flixbus company overturned as it took an exit from the A1 motorway, injuring 29 passengers and seriously wounding 4 (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
Emergency services are at work on the site of an accident after a bus from the Flixbus company overturned as it took an exit from the A1 motorway, injuring 29 passengers and seriously wounding 4 (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Four people are seriously injured and 25 others hurt after a bus heading from Paris to London overturned in France.

The bus, which is carrying some British passengers, flipped onto its side in the northern Somme region of France.

The FlixBus crashed on a wet highway and was carrying passengers from the US, Spain, Australia, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Britain and France.

The prefecture of the Somme said 32 passengers were on board.

The injured were taken to Amiens Hospital and several other regional facilities.

A press official, Herve Fosse, said most of the injuries were not serious and about half were not expected to remain in hospital.

The local gendarmerie on the scene tweeted a photo of the bus on its side with its front window smashed.

The prefecture, which represents the state, said the bus left the road near an exit, but provided no further details.

The low-cost FlixBus firm has its headquarters in Germany.

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