School bus crash driver says level crossing was not working

17 Декабря, 2017, 03:00 | Author: Eleanor Thompson
  • France school bus crash

Three people have died in a "terrible accident" involving a school bus and a train in the south of France.

Witnesses said the school bus, thought to be carrying students as young as 11, was reportedly cut in two during the collision, Sky News reported.

Train operator SNCF said witnesses had reported seeing the barriers at the level crossing down at the time of the collision, although that was not confirmed.

Deaths from the crash rose from four to six overnight, with eight including the driver left seriously injured as of Friday morning.

The bus was transporting students between a school in Millas and the communities of Saint-Feliu-D'Amont and Saint-Feliu-d'Avall.

Читайте также: #ANC54: KZN, FS and Bojanala branches will not vote

The bus was struck by the train in Millas about 18 kilometres west of the city of Perpignan, close to the Spanish border.

"Everyone has been touched and the trauma is going to last", French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said of the shock to the small town.

In a tweet, French President Emmanuel Macron said: "All my thoughts for the victims of this awful accident involving a school bus, as well as their families".

"Emergency services have been mobilized and a crisis co-coordination unit [has been] set up", a local official told Reuters. "The authorities are fully mobilised to come to their aid".

Counsellors are also setting up at a local sports hall.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2018 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Recommended:

  • Cardinals to place Adrian Peterson on season-ending IR

    Cardinals to place Adrian Peterson on season-ending IR

    The Cardinals' Adrian Peterson has reportedly been placed on injured reserve, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Thursday. Peterson's neck injury won't require surgery, but it only adds to his plethora of missed games throughout his career.
    Osweiler to the rescue for Broncos

    Osweiler to the rescue for Broncos

    They recorded just 228 total yards of offense, and while they did not turn the ball over, big plays were nowhere to be found. Denver is 5-0 in games in which Anderson has run 20-plus times and has lost all nine other games this season.
    Apple Invests $390 Million In US Laser Manufacturer

    Apple Invests $390 Million In US Laser Manufacturer

    Finisar is only the second firm to see a grant from the fund, after Corning received $200 million in May of this year. There have been rumors indicating that Apple will use the Face ID on upcoming iPhones and iPads.
  • Boise State scores TD after all four receivers spin around simultaneously

    Boise State scores TD after all four receivers spin around simultaneously

    Mason Fine passed for 303 yards and three touchdowns for North Texas (9-5), but was intercepted twice and fumbled twice. Fast forward to 2017, and the Broncos again find themselves as underdogs in a West Coast bowl against a Power 5 team.
    Eva Marcille's Boyfriend To Represent Russell Simmons In Sexual Assault Case

    Eva Marcille's Boyfriend To Represent Russell Simmons In Sexual Assault Case

    Carlos Tanner , Simmons passed with flying colors, and plans to repeat the test for allegations made by 4 other women. In the last few days, one woman attempted to extort me for $500,000 only to recant her ridiculous claim.
    Wreaths Across America to honor veterans at Fallbrook Masonic Cemetery

    Wreaths Across America to honor veterans at Fallbrook Masonic Cemetery

    To date there are over 1 million wreaths placed simultaneously in 1,200 locations at the same time and date throughout the nation. It was a natural fit for the group's efforts, said member and Wreaths Across America event coordinator Brenda Brophy.
  • Louisiana teen's reaction to be accepted to Harvard goes viral

    Louisiana teen's reaction to be accepted to Harvard goes viral

    Among the slew of well-wishers from across the Twittersphere was Harvard alumnus and Brooklyn Nets basketball player Jeremy Lin. My oldest son got into Stanford on Friday and we have been waiting for a response from Harvard, and I just can't believe it.
    Republicans say Federal Bureau of Investigation  officials' texts show anti-Trump bias on Mueller team

    Republicans say Federal Bureau of Investigation officials' texts show anti-Trump bias on Mueller team

    Tillis is one of four senators who have been working to craft a bipartisan bill that would attempt to protect the special counsel. They tell us nothing about Mueller's investigation, since they were sent before there was any investigation.

    Death toll from Mogadishu police academy attack rises to 13

    The militant Islamist group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack and gave a higher death toll. Al-Shabab described the attack as a "martyrdom operation" in a statement posted online.
  • Arsenal Haven't Offered Mesut Ozil Final Contract - Arsene Wenger

    Arsenal Haven't Offered Mesut Ozil Final Contract - Arsene Wenger

    He caught the eye against Huddersfield Town at the end of November, when he played a starring role in Arsenal's 5-0 win. The German global will be out of contract next summer and Arsenal will surely not want to lose him on a free transfer.
    OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition Launched In India

    OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition Launched In India

    OnePlus finally launched its special Star Wars Limited Edition OnePlus 5T in India on Thursday at a price of Rs 38,999. The device will be available in only one variant for now and this is the one having 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage.
    Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) and Notebook 9 Pen announced with upgraded features

    Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) and Notebook 9 Pen announced with upgraded features

    It features a 75Wh Hexacell battery which is one of the most powerful batteries that Samsung has ever equipped with a notebook. It is worth adding that Samsung refreshed its Notebook 9 series in January this year and launched the Notebook 9 Pro in May.


Popular

Rescheduling Winter Session not unprecedented: Vijay Goel
An angry Opposition led by the Congress accused PM Modi of levelling "serious charges" against Singh, former vice president Hamid Ansari and diplomats.

Muhammad Wilkerson won't travel for Jets at Saints
Wilkerson hasn't been a bad player, but he hasn't been worth that contract and he might not be worth the trouble anymore. Demario Davis said Bowles informed the team of Wilkerson's latest punishment.

Quake hits Indonesia's Java, at least two deaths confirmed
Jakarta resident Web Warouw was on the 18th floor of a building in the capital when the quake struck. "Suddenly, we felt dizzy... We then realised it was a quake and immediately ran downstairs", the 50-year-old told AFP.

Facebook rolls out 'Snooze' to 'mute' friends
He is also fanatical about football which makes it all the more odd that he should support Stockport County. Facebook today announced a new snooze button to unfollow updates of a profile, page or group for 30 days.

Weather Forecast: Light snow tonight
See some tips on staying warm here and call 911 or head to an emergency room if you start to see any symptoms . It should taper off betwen 7 and 9 p.m.in New York City and about midnight on the east end of Long Island.

Donations down for Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle campaign
Developed with the Royal Bank of Canada, the Salvation Army Kettle App can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play. The warehouse at 901 Trade St. has about 19,000 square feet, and the Salvation Army is using about half of that space.

Keep your Christmas tree hydrated
The price of labor has gone up significantly. "When you get a tree, make sure you're picking one that's wet when you get it". The centrally located Clancy's wins for being one of the most convenient Christmas tree lots for San Franciscans.

The best meteor shower of the year happens tonight
The meteors will appear to radiate from the constellation Gemini , which is in between the constellations Taurus and Cancer. One of this year's best meteor shower display, the Geminids, will be on full display tonight through early Thursday morning.

Roots of Great Red Spot of Jupiter revealed by Juno
The Juno probe has conducted eight scientific flybys over Jupiter, dipping its trajectory across the gas giant's upper atmosphere. On Monday, scientists said that Juno had discovered a new area of radiation just above the planet's atmosphere at the equator.

Former 'Apprentice' star Omarosa denies White House firing
A source with knowledge of the situation tells CNN that Omarosa is not expected back on the grounds, despite what appears to be an agreement to pay her through her separation date in January.

Tendencies