Two killed as tourist bus crashes in Languedoc

11th July 2005, Comments 0 comments

BEZIERS, France, July 10 (AFP) - Police have released the Belgian driver of a tourist bus that crashed before dawn Saturday, killing two people including an 11-year-old child, and injuring 16, judicial sources said Sunday.

BEZIERS, France, July 10 (AFP) - Police have released the Belgian driver of a tourist bus that crashed before dawn Saturday, killing two people including an 11-year-old child, and injuring 16, judicial sources said Sunday.

The source said investigators could find no cause for the accident other than a possible loss of control by the 54-year-old driver, who collided with a security barrier during the trip from Overpelt in Belgium to Barcelona.

The accident occurred near Agde in the Languedoc region of southern France.

The bus was carrying 66 Belgian and Dutch tourists. The 11-year-old Belgian boy and a 50-year-old Dutch man were both killed when the bus rolled onto its side.

Although the driver was released, the prosecutor at Agde was still preparing a possible manslaughter charge, but was waiting to interview some of the people most seriously injured and obtain the data from journey recorders aboard the bus, which carried two drivers.

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Subject: French news

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