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Bus crash in Germany, 13 reported dead

By Jane Fazackarley     Sep 26, 2010 in World
There has been 13 fatalities following a bus crash in Germany. The bus, containing Polish tourists, collided with a car and then hit a bridge.
Sky News report that 'dozens were injured' in the accident which happened on the Schoenefelder Kreuz motorway junction which is situated in east Berlin.
A spokesman from the fire brigade said:
"Eleven people have been killed, seven seriously injured and 22 have light or medium injuries."
According to Sky News, 'several hundred' members from the emergency services are at the scene of the accident. RTE News say helicopters are also there.
46 people were on the bus at the time of the crash.
RTE News report that the nationalities of those involved in the accident are not clear.
The Local website report that the crash happened in Brandenburg and that early reports suggest that the driver lost control after trying to avoid a car.
They say in the region of 250 emergency workers were there to get people from the bus and into hospitals. The site report 10 dead, 30 injured, 14 of them seriously and that the bus was travelling from Spain back to Poland.
Police spokesman Peter Salender has said that the weather had made driving conditions poor and an investigation into the cause of the accident has been launched.
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