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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.

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

© – AFP, 2016

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