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One killed, 15 injured in Bavarian bus crash

The Local · 27 Jul 2011, 09:43

Published: 27 Jul 2011 09:43 GMT+02:00

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The bus ran off the A93 motorway near Schwarzenfeld in Bavaria, north of Regensburg, about 1:40 am. It ran into a five metre deep ditch, flipped over and came to rest on its roof, a police spokesman said.

Fifty-five passengers and two drivers were aboard the coach, which was travelling from an Audi Cup football match in Munich to the Czech city of Prague.

Most of the passengers were able to get out, but three men were trapped in the wreckage. One of these men died while still pinned down. The other two were freed alive by emergency workers but were suffering serious injuries.

Fire brigade officers were forced to use a crane to elevate the bus in order to free the trapped men. Several people were taken to hospital.

Police were continuing to investigate what caused the bus to run off the road.

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Your comments about this article

13:28 July 27, 2011 by oldWine
Can the word "Dead" instead of "Killed" be used?

By killing I understand murdering or something intentional. Just not sure so am asking. Can anybody explain?
15:05 July 27, 2011 by aruntutu
Well the word killed is intended here since as such they didnt die of natural causes... They were indeed 'killed', due to a human error, weather or whatever. I hope that helps get that clarified.

On the different note, this is indeed very sad news. Was at the AUDI Cup myself yesterday and with all the joy that we felt during the 2 games, this indeed is awful news... RIP to the one person who lost his life and my prayers to his family,all the injured and other travellers on the bus.
16:34 July 27, 2011 by catjones
The property owner is suing the bus company for tree damages.
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