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Twelve killed in head-on collision between bus and truck in France

All of the victims are Portuguese and were travelling on the bus.

Image: bus wheel image via Shutterstock

TWELVE PEOPLE HAVE been killed in a head-on collision between a minibus and a truck in the Allier area of central France.

The collision took place shortly before midnight. Local newspaper La Montagne reports all 12 of the victims were Portuguese and were passengers on the minibus. It had been travelling from Switzerland to Portugal.

Among the deceased was a child who was travelling with his parents. The driver of the bus and the two Italians on board the truck survived and were taken to hospital.

Witnesses told police the bus veered to the left and crashed into the truck. The driver was breathalysed and was not found to be under the influence of alcohol.

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