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Eighteen dead and dozens of injured by bus in Germany

Eighteen dead and dozens of injured by bus in Germany

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In a large accident on the German motorway A9 are Monday morning eighteen deaths, the police according to German media confirmed. It comes to the occupants of the bus. The vehicle drove probably hard in a traffic jam on the A9 motorway at the Bavarian Münchberg.

The bus flew immediately in a fire and is completely destroyed. The bus had left in Germany and rode in a southerly direction to the Italian lake Garda, reports a spokesman of the emergency centre NU.nl.

30 of the 48 passengers were injured, a number of them very severe. Eighteen others “must be on board the bus to the life”, reports the police.

According to the Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs Sunday there’s probably only Germans on board. The party consisted of older people. There were 48 people in the bus.

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Dead and injured by bus in Germany

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There are multiple helicopters deployed to the victims quickly to the hospitals in the area. The highway in both directions for several kilometers off.

The accident took something for 7.00 pm. The cause of the collision is still unknown. The town of Münchberg is located in the German state of Bavaria.

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In a large accident on the German motorway A9 are Monday morning, may seventeen deaths.
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It comes to passengers of a bus that was on a truck collided at the place in Münchberg. Dozens were injured.
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After the accident, caught hold of the bus flame, report German media. The bus drove in a southerly direction.
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31 people were injured, a number of them very severe. Seventeen others are still missing. A politiewoordvoerder says to fear that they all died.
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