Sri Lankan among 33 injured in France bus accident

A Sri Lankan is among 33 people injured after a bus travelling from Paris to London overturned in northern France, the BBC reported.

Four people were seriously injured and 29 others wounded when the FlixBus coach toppled at an exit near Amiens on the A1 motorway on Sunday morning.

Northern Ireland couple Jamie Kerr and Gemma Given, both 20, were treated in hospital for head and hand injuries.

The coach was carrying British nationals as well as 11 people from France, five from the US, two from Romania, and one each from Spain, Australia, Mauritius, Japan and Sri Lanka. They were taken to local hospitals.

Local police tweeted they had sent all state services to the scene, while firefighters urged motorists to avoid the area.

In a statement, FlixBus said there were 32 passengers and one bus driver on board.


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