33 injured including 11 Britons after bus overturns in France | World news

Eleven Britons were among 33 people injured after a Paris-London bus overturned in northern France, French police have said.

The vehicle, operated by the FlixBus inter-city service, toppled on to its side at around midday as it took an exit in the northern Somme region from the A1 motorway, France’s busiest route.

There were 33 people onboard, of whom 29 sustained light injuries and four were seriously wounded, the police said, though the fire brigade put the latter number at five.

Of the injured, 13 were French and 20 were foreign nationals – 11 from Britain, three from the US, two from Spain and one each from Australia, the Netherlands, Romania and Russia.

The injured were taken to Amiens hospital and several other regional facilities. About half of those hurt were expected to be released from hospital shortly.

FlixBus said it was putting in place an emergency contact number and would provide a replacement bus service.

Agence France-Presse and Associated Press contributed to this report

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