Polish bus crash kills eight

Polish bus crash kills eight

WARSAW - Agence France-Presse
Polish bus crash kills eight

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Eight people were killed and 10 others injured, five of them seriously, when a minibus collided with a truck overnight Thursday in southern Poland, police said.

The accident occurred in the region of Przybedza when the small bus carrying miners coming off their shift at the Myslowice-Wesola mine slammed into a trailer of an oncoming truck that had veered into its lane.

 Seven people were killed instantly and the eighth died in hospital.

"We're in the process of establishing the reasons why the trailer was in the oncoming lane. We're trying to establish if the trailer came unhitched or maybe the driver lost control of the vehicle," police spokesman Pawel Roczyna was quoted as saying by the PAP news agency.

Police have questioned the driver of the truck.

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