At least 4 killed in Germany bus crash

2014-12-30 18:06
Firefighters busy at the site were a bus crashed on a highway near Bad Hersfeld, central Germany. (Michael Reichel, AP, dpa)

Firefighters busy at the site were a bus crashed on a highway near Bad Hersfeld, central Germany. (Michael Reichel, AP, dpa)

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Berlin - A bus crash on a highway in central Germany killed at least four people and injured another 38 on Tuesday, police said.

The crash occurred near the town of Bad Hersfeld, about 100km northeast of Frankfurt, after a car collided with the bus, causing it to veer off the road and down a slope, a police spokesperson said.

Of the injured, 18 were in a serious condition and 20 suffered minor injuries, spokespersonThomas Rodemer said. "We can't say at this stage whether anyone is trapped under the bus," he added.

The vehicle was carrying a group of senior citizens from southern Germany, Rodemer said.

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