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Saturday, January 21, 2017
Students killed and scores injured in northern Italy bus crash
Italian police say 16 people died and some 40 injured when a bus carrying Hungarian school students returning home from France crashed into the side of a highway near Verona.
Police commander Geralomo Lacquanita said the bus crashed and burst into flames just before midnight.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash and it was not clear why the bus went off the road.
The bus was returning to Budapest carrying students aged between 15 and 17 years. Police say 16 were severe burns were pulled from the wreckage.
In Budapest, the foreign ministry said there were 54 passengers, including adults accompanying the students, and two drivers aboard, but they believe the actual number was higher.
January 21, 2017
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