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UK News Eleven Britons among 33 injured in French bus crash

22:25  03 november  2019
22:25  03 november  2019 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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a pile of luggage sitting on top of a grass covered field: 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, on November 3, 2019 near Berny-en-Santerre, northern France. (Photo by FRANCOIS LO PRESTI / AFP) (Photo by FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/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, on November 3, 2019 near Berny-en-Santerre, northern France. (Photo by FRANCOIS LO PRESTI / AFP) (Photo by FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP via Getty Images)

Eleven British nationals were among the 33 people injured in a horror bus crash in France on Sunday.

The Paris to London coach, operated by FlixBus, overturned at around midday on the A1 motorway, France’s busiest road.

Of the 33 people onboard the bus, 29 sustained light injuries and four were seriously hurt, police confirmed.

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Authorities say 13 French people and 20 foreign nationals were onboard - 11 from Britain, three from the US, two from Spain and one each from Australia, the Netherlands, Romania and Russia.

a bus that is parked on the grass: 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, on November 3, 2019 near Berny-en-Santerre, northern France. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images) © Provided by Oath Inc. 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, on November 3, 2019 near Berny-en-Santerre, northern France. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)

The Foreign Office said it was in contact with French authorities following the incident.

"We will do all we can to assist any British people who need our help," a spokeswoman told theBBC.

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A spokesperson for FlixBus said: "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.

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"An emergency phone number is available for the passengers and their relatives."

a pile of luggage sitting on top of a grass covered field: A picture taken on November 3, 2019 shows 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, near Berny-en-Santerre, northern France. (Photo by FRANCOIS LO PRESTI / AFP) (Photo by FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP via Getty Images) © Provided by Oath Inc. A picture taken on November 3, 2019 shows 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, near Berny-en-Santerre, northern France. (Photo by FRANCOIS LO PRESTI / AFP) (Photo by FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP via Getty Images)

The injured were taken to Amiens hospital and several other regional facilities. About half of those hurt were expected to be released from hospital shortly.

FlixBus said it was putting in place an emergency contact number and would provide a replacement bus service.

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.

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Glasgow University student Jamie Kerr, 20, and his girlfriend Gemma Given were both taken to hospital for head and hand injuries after the crash.Ten British tourists were seriously injured when the coach departing from Paris to London skidded out of its lane and travelled down a verge before rolling onto its side on the A1, east of Amiens.

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