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Nine dead in multiple bus crash, eastern Germany

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Peter Gentle 19.07.2014 08:46
Poles are feared to be among nine people who died, with up to 40 injured, when several buses crashed on a highway near the eastern German city of Dresden, Saturday morning.

The The wreckage of a coach stands near the A4 motorway near Dresden-Neustadt, Germany, 19 July 2014. At least nine people were killed and 40 injured in a multiple bus crash in the eastern German city of Dresden, police said. The accident took place on a highway at about 2 am, police said. According to initial information, a Polish coach crashed into a bus from Ukraine. The Polish coach skidded, crashed through the median and collided with a Polish minibus on the other side of the highway.: photos - EPA/MATTHIAS HIEKEL

Local police spokesman Lutz Zoellner said the crash on the A4 motorway happened at about 2 a.m. Saturday and involved two Polish buses, one from the Sindbad coach company, and a Ukrainian bus.

Details of the identities of the dead remained unclear, early Saturday morning.


“The identity and nationality of victims is not yet precisely known,” Polish vice-consul in Berlin, Michał Bolewski has told Polish Radio. (pg)

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