A bus packed with elderly riders crashes into truck in southern France and catches fire, killing dozens

October 23, 2015 8:05 AM

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A bus packed with elderly riders crashes into truck in southern France and catches fire, killing dozens

Firefighters and emergency workers raced to the scene of a horrific head-on collision between a bus packed with elderly riders and a truck near Bordeaux in southern France Friday morning, which killed dozens, news reports said.

At least 42 people died in the head-on crash, after which the bus, carrying elderly on a day trip through French wine country, burst into flames. Some local French news reports said up to 49 people lost their lives, including the bus driver.

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