Multiple bus crash in Germany kills 10, injures 69

  • PTI
  • Updated: Jul 20, 2014 01:27 IST

A crash involving several buses on a highway in eastern Germany killed 10 people and injured 69, police said on Saturday.

The crash near Dresden occurred shortly before 2 am when a Polish bus hit the rear of a Ukrainian bus and then broke through the median barrier, slamming into a Polish minibus travelling in the opposite direction, police said.

The larger vehicle partly crushed the minibus before rolling down a verge.

"In my 36 years of work as a professional firefighter, I've never witnessed an operation with such a large number of dead and injured," Dresden fire chief Andreas Ruempel told German public broadcaster MDR.

Police said nine people died at the scene, and a 10th person succumbed to injuries in a hospital. At least seven of the victims were travelling in the minibus, but it was unclear where the other three had been, police spokeswoman Jana Ulbricht said.

So far, three men and two women, all of them Polish citizens, have been identified among the dead, Ulbricht said.

The driver of the Polish bus was among the injured. Prosecutors have opened an investigation against him on suspicion of negligent homicide.

Of the 21 persons travelling on the Ukrainian bus, four received treatment for minor injuries.

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