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French tourists hurt in Cuba coach crash

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By Euronews
French tourists hurt in Cuba coach crash

<p>A sunshine holiday has turned into a nightmare for a group of French tourists.</p> <p>More than 40 have been injured, at least seven critically, in a coach crash in Cuba.</p> <p>It happened as the group, thought to be mainly pensioners, were returning from an excursion to Santa Clara. </p> <p>The central city is home to a monument holding the remains of Ernesto “Che” Guevara, the Argentine who helped lead the armed uprising that put Fidel Castro in power in 1959. </p> <p>Cuban state television says their coach was involved in a collision with another vehicle travelling in the same direction. It happened in broad daylight on a national highway.</p> <p>French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says everything is being done to help with the repatriation of those caught up in the disaster, most of whom are from northwestern France.</p>