Three dead, 45 injured in Czech bus crash
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Three dead, 45 injured in Czech bus crash

Rescue workers managed to remove several injured passengers trapped inside the bus, which struck a tree after veering off the road.

world Updated: Jan 13, 2018 09:58 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, Prague
Czech,Czech Republic,Bus Crash
A general view of a bus crash aftermath in Horomerice, the suburbs of Prague, Czech Republic, January 12, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. (TWITTER/@HASICIPRAHA/via REUTERS )

At least three people died and 45 others were injured, some seriously, in a collision between a public transport bus and a car in a Prague suburb on Friday, police said.

“The collision between a bus and a car killed three people, the driver of a Skoda and two people who were in the bus,” police spokeswoman Monika Schindlova told AFP.

Police also said that 45 other people were injured, including five in a serious condition, 10 moderately and the remainder only lightly.

Rescue workers managed to remove several injured passengers trapped inside the bus, which struck a tree after veering off the road.

An investigation was launched to establish the cause of the accident, Schindlova said.

“Two children sustained serious head injuries and were put on artificial ventilation and into artificial comas,” said rescue service spokeswoman Jana Postova.

The damaged bus belongs to the private Arriva company and was the link between the 6th district of Prague and the village of Holubice, north-west of the Czech capital.

First Published: Jan 13, 2018 09:47 IST