27 people injured in school bus crash in southwestern France

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Published 25.01.2018 20:22
Updated 25.01.2018 20:25
The scene showing bus accident is seen in Manciet, France, January 25, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. (Photo courtesy of Police Municipale Doeauze)
The scene showing bus accident is seen in Manciet, France, January 25, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. (Photo courtesy of Police Municipale Doeauze)

Twenty-seven people were injured in a school bus crash in the rural village of Manciet in southwest France on Thursday, the local government body said.

The crash took place between a bus carrying 45 school students and five adults, and another small vehicle. Emergency services were on the scene, the prefecture said.

A psychological assistance unit for the children and their families has been set up in a middle school in the town of Eauze.

Last month, six adolescents were killed when a train smashed into a school bus on a level crossing outside the town of Perpignan in southwestern France.

France recently decided to lower the speed limit on rural roads, starting from July, after the number of road fatalities rose recently.
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