Second Belgian holiday bus crashes

15th November 2004, Comments 0 comments

15 November 2004, BRUSSELS - A bus carrying Belgian tourists has crashed in Germany, injuring 18 of the 35 people on board.

15 November 2004

BRUSSELS - A bus carrying Belgian tourists has crashed in Germany, injuring 18 of the 35 people on board.

The bus, transporting the tourists back from an Austrian ski resort, hit an embankment early on Monday.

It is the second crash involving Belgian passengers in the space of just two days.

A more serious incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning when a bus returning from northern Spain careered into a ditch, killing two young women.

A further 24 people were injured, four of them seriously, after the driver of the bus reportedly fell asleep at the wheel.

Officials say 18 people, including two children, were treated for minor injuries after Monday's accident in Nurnberg.

One passenger is understood to have suffered a broken leg.

The cause of the crash, where the bus ploughed through a security barrier and turned over, has yet to be established.

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Subject: Belgian news

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