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France coach crash: 29 people injured, 5 serious – 10 Britons on board

The accident happened on the A1 motorway in the Somme region just before midday. The Flixbus coach travelling from Paris to London overturned in the rain leaving 29 people injured, including five seriously. Related articles
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Photos of the crash show the coach on its sides with the windscreen smashed.Police and firefighters attended the scene.
Twenty-nine people have been injured in a horror coach crash in northern France today (Image: GETTY)
The accident happened on the A1 motorway in the Somme region just before midday (Image: GETTY)Jamie Kerr, 20, and Gemma Given, 20, both from Northern Ireland, were treated for head and hand injuries.

Mr Kerrs father John Kerr told the BBC the trip had been a pretty traumatic end to a Halloween weekend.He said the couple turned down an offer for a bus back to the UK and decided to make their own way home.READ MORE: Your car could breakdown today with this mistake
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You could be fined and have your car insurance policy invalidated He said: I feel a bit more could have been done for them.

Theyll learn a lot from all of this, but Im expecting an emotional response when they get home and it all hits them.A Flixbus spokesman said in a statement: FlixBus regrets to confirm that, according to the most-recent information available, a long-distance bus on its scheduled route from Paris to London from our local partner operating on behalf of FlixBus was involved in an accident.

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Les gendarmes assurent notamment la libre circulation afin d’éviter le sur-accident et la sécurisation des bagages des passagers pic.twitter.com/NecjSE3yAa— Gendarmerie de la Somme (@Gendarmerie_80) November 3, 2019There were 32 passengers and one bus driver on board.Injured passengers were taken to local hospitals; those not requiring medical attention are being taken care of by local authorities.

.FlixBus is in close contact with the relevant authorities in order to determine the exact cause of the accident and to ensure all passengers receive appropriate support. Trending An emergency phone number is available for the passengers and their relatives.The Foreign and Commonwealth.....


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