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Six injured as shots fired at tourist bus in France

The bus was carrying 75 Czech tourists from Spain to the Czech Republic when the incident occurred on a highway last night.

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SIX CZECH TOURISTS were injured when their bus was hit by gunfire while travelling through southeastern France, a prosecutor said today.

The bus was carrying 75 Czech tourists from Spain to the Czech Republic when the incident described as an “isolated act” occurred on a highway last night.

“An initial shot smashed the front windscreen and a second exploded the rear window of the vehicle a few seconds later,” said prosecutor Valence Alex Perrin.

Six passengers were hurt by broken glass, including a woman whose eye was seriously damaged, and a child.

Perrin said initial investigations had revealed the shooter used a hunting rifle. One of the bullets was found inside the bus.

“We don’t have any reason to believe this bus was targeted instead of any other,” said Perrin.

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All the passengers who were not hospitalised have returned to their home country.

© – AFP, 2016

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