Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

McCain's health vote backlash

Read more

THE DEBATE

The Macron Touch: Can the new French President be Libya's Peacemaker?

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

'Maduro's regime is a criminal dictatorship'

Read more

FOCUS

Kenyan authorities step up security amid Al-Shabaab threat

Read more

ENCORE!

Rock icons Midnight Oil on politics, passion and their long-awaited comeback

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Sleep tight beautiful boy': Charlie Gard's parents to take him off life support

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

South Africa's 'Guptaleaks': New website aims to reveal extent of 'state capture'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Building walls: French protesters block access to hotel migrant shelter

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Google parent company's profits hit by EU fine

Read more

France

Children killed in minibus crash in eastern France

© Valery Hache, AFP | French police (archive photo)

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-07-22

Six people, four of whom were children, were left dead on Tuesday after a minibus and a truck crashed on a road in Troyes, a region in eastern France.

The accident happened at around 3pm (1pm GMT) on a road near the small town of Courteranges.

Although the cause of the collision was not immediately clear, a photo published on the website of local daily L’Est Eclair shows a totalled minibus at what appears to be the scene of the accident. In the picture, firefighters are seen standing off to the side of the wreck, and debris litters the road.

In a statement published by the Elysée Palace, President François Hollande expressed his support for the victims’ families, while demanding that everything be done to shed light on the cause of the crash.

Meanwhile, the country’s Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and Transport Minister Frédéric Cuvuillier are expected to visit the scene of the accident.
 

Date created : 2014-07-22

  • ISRAEL - FRANCE

    French Jews mourn French-Israeli soldier killed in Gaza

    Read more

  • FRANCE

    A call for harmony in riot-hit ‘Little Jerusalem’ Paris suburb

    Read more

  • FRANCE

    An ‘explosion of violence’: French press reacts to Gaza protests

    Read more

COMMENT(S)