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A dozen killed in Polish coach crash in Germany


A dozen killed in Polish coach crash in Germany

At least 12 people have been killed and about 30 injured when a coach carrying tourists back to Poland crashed in Germany.
Reports say the coach was full of young Poles heading home from a holiday in Spain.
The accident happened in heavy rain close to Schonefeld south of Berlin. According to police, the coach crashed into the support structure of a bridge as the driver tried to avoid a car joining the motorway. 
Emergency services say at least seven of the injured are in a critical condition. More than 250 rescue workers and three helicopters were mobilised to evacuate the wounded and take them to hospital.
The Polish government says the Prime Minister Donald Tusk and the country’s health minister are to visit the scene.
It’s Germany’s worst road accident this year.

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