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French tourists hurt in Cuba coach crash

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By Euronews
French tourists hurt in Cuba coach crash

A sunshine holiday has turned into a nightmare for a group of French tourists.

More than 40 have been injured, at least seven critically, in a coach crash in Cuba.

It happened as the group, thought to be mainly pensioners, were returning from an excursion to Santa Clara.

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.

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.

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.