Truck-Bus Collision Kills 39 in France


Paris: A terrible accident killed at least 39 people in Gironde province in southwestern France after a bus and truck rammed into each other, officials said on Thursday.

The incident took place at about 7:30am local time in the town of Puisseguin. Both vehicles caught fire after the collision. About 60 firefighters have been deployed to the scene of the incident, media reported.

According to preliminary information, most of the elderly passengers on the bus died at the scene.