At least four people have died and 40 have been injured when their holiday coach ploughed into the back of a stationary lorry on a motorway near Paris. The majority of the injured, who are adults aged between 30 and 50, have been taken to hospitals in the region. The group, from Moscow, was heading for Paris when the crash happened. Two women in their fifties who were sitting in the front seats died instantly, along with the driver and co-driver of the coach. Police say an earlier accident caused long tailbacks which may have had a knock-on effect which led to the accident. The Red Cross handed out food and water to the drivers of 200 HGVs stuck in the ensuing jams.