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  • France crash kills five on Portuguese tourist coach

    Sunday 8th of January

    LYON, Jan 8, 2017 (AFP) - Five people were killed and 27 others injured Sunday when a bus carrying Portuguese tourists crashed off a highway in central France known locally as the "road of death", authorities said.

    The 40-seat bus was on its way to Switzerland when tragedy struck, the local Creusot-Info website said.
    Before dawn, the bus crashed off the Central Europe Atlantic Road in the Saone-et-Loire region, that sees several accidents a year, many of them deadly.
    It appears the driver may have lost control of the vehicle because of ice on the road.
    As a cold wave hits much of Europe, a weather alert has been issued for central and eastern France.
    In March last year, 12 Portuguese passengers died when their minibus collided with a lorry on the same motorway.

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