Germany bus crash feared to have killed 18, injures several

Published on : Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Rescue workers  and fire fighters stand beside a burnt-out coach on the motorway A9 near Muenchberg, southeastern Germany, Monday, July 3, 2017 after a bus crashed into a truck and caught fire. (Nicolas Armer/dpa via AP)In southern Germany, eighteen people have gone missing and feared to be dead while several more have been left injured after a major bus inferno occurring on a busy A9 highway.


As per the authorities, the bus had collided with a tractor-trailer truck in Bavaria.


However, it is yet to be clear as to what has actually caused the collision between the tourist bus and the commercial truck. But then, the firemen present on the scene of the accident feel that it is unlikely that any of the people missing might have survived the violent blaze.


But, thirty people were capable of escaping the fire while some of them are left severely injured.


Rescue helicopters have joined the emergency workers at the scene.


As per an account of a fire service spokesman, it can be safely presumed that all the 18 people who have gone missing are dead. They belonged to Saxony and were a tour group, according to a government spokesman Steffen Seibert.


Currently, the highway is shut down since the authorities are attempting to investigate the scene.


There were 46 passengers and two drivers on the bus that was already enveloped in flames when the firefighters arrived.


A police spokesman told a regional news media that there were decent medical facilities in Bayreuth that is not very far from the site of the bus crash.


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