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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

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