Tuesday 24 April 2018

South Korean tourists injured in Austria bus crash

Police said the crash happened in Gosau, 30 kilometres (19 miles) south-east of Salzburg.

Firefighters work at the wreckage of a bus that crashed in Gosau near Salzburg (Werner Kerschbaumayr /FotoKerschi.at/Kerschbaummayr via AP)
Firefighters work at the wreckage of a bus that crashed in Gosau near Salzburg (Werner Kerschbaumayr /FotoKerschi.at/Kerschbaummayr via AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

Twenty-four people have been injured after a bus carrying South Korean tourists crashed near the Alpine city of Salzburg, Austrian police said.

The Croatian driver and a South Korean tourist were seriously injured in Wednesday’s crash, while 22 others suffered minor injuries.

Police said the crash happened in Gosau, 30 kilometres (19 miles) south-east of Salzburg.

According to preliminary information, the bus, which was heading to the scenic village of Hallstatt, slid off the road in snowy conditions and hit a perimeter wall.

The injured were taken to hospitals in Voecklabruck, Salzburg, Bad Ischl and Gmunden.

Police say 35 South Korean tourists were on board.

Press Association

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