Twelve tourists die in minibus crash in France

Minibus involved in head-on collision with truck in Moulins

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Twelve tourists die in minibus crash in France

Twelve people have died after the minibus they were travelling in was involved in a head-on collision with a truck in Moulins in France.

The group of Portuguese tourists were travelling from Switzerland to Portugal when the fatal incident occurred in the department of Allier.

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According to the Metro, the minibus swerved into the path of oncoming traffic and hit the truck head on.

The driver of the minibus survived but suffered serious injuries. Police said he had no alcohol in his system at the time, reports the Independent.

Twelve tourists die in minibus crash in France

The two Italian drivers in the truck were both unhurt.

The local village hall has been turned into a temporary morgue.

The news comes just days after 13 university exchange students, all of them women, died in a motorway coach crash near Tarragona in north-east Spain.

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