Ukrainian and Russian teenagers among five dead in Belgian bus crash
BRUSSELS - Agence France-Presse
Police officers go over evidence and personal items at the site of a bus crash in Ranst, Belgium on Sunday, April 14, 2013. AP photoAt least five people died and several were injured when a bus carrying Ukrainian and Russian teenagers crashed in northern Belgium, news media reported.
Television stations RTL and RTBF said the Polish-registered bus was carrying around 40 Ukrainians and Russians aged between 15 and 17 years old.
The accident occurred on a highway heading toward Anvers, police told the Belga news agency.
Three adolescents died as well as the driver and a chaperone, according to the latest toll released by Belgian media.
The immediate cause of the crash, which left the bus lying on its side, was unknown, Belga said.
The most seriously injured were evacuated to different hospitals in the region.