Libourne Crash: 42 Dead in Crash Between Bus, Truck in France

October 23, 2015 7:54 AM

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Libourne Crash: 42 Dead in Crash Between Bus, Truck in France

At least 42 people died in a fiery crash between a bus and a truck in southwestern France on Friday, authorities said.

The National Gendarmerie in Bordeaux told NBC News that five people also were injured in the accident, which occurred at about 7:30 a.m. local time (1:30 a.m. ET) near the town of Libourne. The collision set the bus on fire, added Gendarmerie spokesperson Xavier Viadenc.

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