Three dead in Poland bus crash


Added 18th August 2018 07:12 PM

The vehicle plummeted off the road and overturned several times.


WARSAW - Three people were killed and 38 injured in southeastern Poland when a bus with Ukrainian tourists headed for Austria plunged off a winding mountain road, officials said Saturday.

The bus had been travelling from the Ukrainian city of Lviv to Vienna late Friday when it missed a turn on a national highway near the village of Leszczawa Dolna and crashed through the guard rail.

The vehicle plummeted off the road and overturned several times, local fire service spokesman Grzegorz Latosekf said.

"Three people have died in the accident," he told TVN 24 television.

Ukraine's foreign ministry said 38 Ukrainians were injured, one of them in serious condition.

Prosecutors announced that the bus driver had been charged over the accident, with initial reports suggesting he had been driving at between 70 and 80 kilometres (between 40 and 50 miles) an hour in a 30 kph zone.

A number of accidents have already taken place near the spot where the bus crashed, Polish media said.

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