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UK News France Bus Crash: 10 Brits Injured After Coach Heading To London Overturns

23:05  03 november  2019
23:05  03 november  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

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FlixBus vehicle was driving from Paris to London when it toppled on its side.

A passenger bus has overturned in northern France , injuring more than 30 people. The bus , operated by German company Flixbus, was en route to London from Paris on Sunday when it skidded off a highway in northern France and flipped on its side.

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. © FRANCOIS LO PRESTI via Getty Images Emergency services are at work on the site of an accident after a bus from the Flixbus company overturned.

A bus travelling from Paris to London has crashed in northern France leaving 29 people injured, including five people with serious injuries.

A FlixBus coach tipped over around 11 am GMT after the incident on the A1 motorway in northern France on Sunday.

The coach, operated by a regional partner for the German transport firm, was carrying 32 passengers when it tipped over in the rain and overturned in the Somme region, close to the village of Ablaincourt-Pressoir.

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British nationals are among 33 people injured after a bus travelling from Paris to London overturned in northern France , the UK embassy has confirmed. The Flixbus vehicle rolled on to its side as it took an exit near Amiens on the A1 motorway, France 's busiest route, on Sunday morning, AFP reports.

BRIT tourists are among 33 injured after a London -bound coach was involved in a horror crash in northern France today. Four of the victims suffered A picture posted on Twitter by cops showed the badly damaged bus lying on its side. The crash reportedly happened when the vehicle hit a safety rail

FlixBus have said five people were seriously hurt and other passengers have been treated in local hospitals.

Pictures of the incident show the bus on its side on a grass verge close to the road with a broken front windshield and a large hole in the front right side.

According to local police, 10 British citizens were on board as well as citizens of nine other nations.

Two 20-year-olds from Northern Ireland, Jamie Kerr and Gemma Given, were treated for head and hand injuries.

Kerr’s father John Kerr told the BBC the trip had been “a pretty traumatic end to a Halloween weekend”.

He said the couple were offered a bus back to the UK but decided to make their own way home.

“I feel a bit more could have been done for them,” he said.

“They’ll learn a lot from all of this, but I’m expecting an emotional response when they get home and it all hits them.”

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  British tourists among 33 injured in horror coach crash in France Fire crews cut into the stricken coach to free trapped passengers, four of whom are believed to have been seriously injured. Four of victims on the FlexiBus coach sustained serious injuries when the vehicle veered out of its lane, smashed through a barrier and down a verge onto its side, the Mirror online reported .

BRIT tourists are among 33 injured after a London -bound coach was involved in a horror crash in northern France today. Four of the victims suffered serious injuries when the Flexibus coach rolled onto its side in the shocking smash. The crash reportedly happened when the vehicle hit a safety rail

British tourists were among 33 people injured after a bus overturned in France on its way to London . The Flixbus, which began its journey in 10 /51 25 October 2019. A girl enjoys a ball bath as she is being photographed at the made-for-Instagram museum 'Cali Dreams' in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Local police and firefighters attended the scene.

A FlixBus spokesperson told PA: “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.

“There 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.

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

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said they were aware of the incident.

An FCO spokesperson said: “We are in contact with the French authorities following a road traffic accident in France, and will do all we can to assist any British people who need our help.”

Eleven Britons among 33 injured in French bus crash

  Eleven Britons among 33 injured in French bus crash 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. 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. © Provided by Oath Inc.

Thirty three people have been injured , including four seriously, after a coach travelling from Paris to London overturned . Passengers on the bus came from Passengers on the bus came from Britain, the US, Spain, Australia, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, and France , according to French media.

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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) © FRANCOIS LO PRESTI 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)

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