Eighteen feared dead, 30 injured in German’s Bavaria bus mishap

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German: According to the information given by the police, in a mishap that took place in German’s Bavaria yesterday that killed at least eighteen people and thirty others got injured after a bus carrying senior citizens collided into a truck on a highway and burst into flames.

Thirty people were injured in the early-morning accident, some seriously, while 18 still considered missing are believed to have died on the burning bus,” police said in a statement.

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Some 200 emergency crews were at the scene and helicopters whisked away the injured to nearby hospitals. Simple wooden coffins were wheeled in for the remains recovered from the blackened, twisted wreckage of the bus.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel thanked the emergency crews involved and sent the government’s transport minister, Alexander Dobrindt, to the scene.

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Our thoughts are with the families of the victims and we wish all those who were injured a speedy recovery,” she said.