Flixbus coach accident in Germany: at the least 5 useless and several other injured | EUROtoday

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At least 5 folks have died in a bus crash on the A9 motorway close to Leipzig in Germany. The Dpa company writes this, citing the police. In the accident involving the bus that misplaced management and overturned, a Flixbus, there have been additionally “numerous injuries”, it’s added with out offering additional particulars. The Flixbus was touring between Wiedemar and Schkeuditzer Kreuz within the course of Munich and will have stopped in Leipzig round 10am. This was reported by Bild. More than 12 folks have been injured.

«The precise circumstances of the accident usually are not but identified. At the second we’re not even capable of present dependable statements on the variety of injured. We are after all working carefully with the native authorities and rescuers on web site and can do all the pieces attainable to shortly and fully make clear the reason for the accident,” the German branch of Flix told LaPresse in a statement after the serious accident. . In the statement, Flix confirms that «a long-distance bus traveling on behalf of FlixBus was involved in an accident on the route from Berlin to Zurich», the accident occurred «around 10 am near the Wiedemar interchange and the Schkeuditzer Kreuz on the A9. There were 53 passengers and 2 drivers on board.” Flix underlines that «the protection of passengers and drivers is at all times the highest precedence. Our ideas are with all these affected by this incident and their households. We will share further info because it turns into obtainable.”

The bus left Berlin at 8 this morning towards Zurich. At the junction between Wiedemar and Schkeuditzer Kreuz, in the direction of Munich, the vehicle went off the road for reasons yet to be ascertained, crashing into a group of trees and then overturning. As German media reported, the 53 passengers and two drivers were thrown from their seats and the bus was seriously damaged. Numerous emergency vehicles intervened on site, including five helicopters.

A number of days in the past one other Flixbus coach was concerned in a street accident, this time in Italy: a 19-year-old boy died.