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Bus crash kills five in Belgium

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Bus crash kills five in Belgium


Five people have been killed in a bus crash near the Belgian city of Antwerp. A Polish registered bus carrying Russian teenagers from Volgograd to Paris lost control, went over an elevated section of the E34 motorway motorway and landed on its side at least six metres below the road.

It is believed that three Russian and two Polish citizens were killed. The survivors are being treated for their injuries in local hospitals. A total of 42 people were on board the bus.

Police have said the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel, however this has not been confirmed. No other vehicles were involved in the accident which happened at dawn.

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