Six people, four of them children, have been killed in a road accident involving a minibus and a lorry near the French town of Troyes.
The accident happened at around 15:00 CET on the D619 road at Courteranges. France’s Interior Minister and Transport Secretary have traveled to the site of the crash.
The minibus was carrying five children aged between 10 and 12 and two female youth camp workers, one of whom was also killed when the vehicle hit an oncoming lorry head on, according to the AFP news agency. A second youth camp worker and another child passenger were badly injured but their condition is not thought to be life threatening. A driver following the minibus just before the crash said he saw it stray onto the wrong side of the road.